Oil on linen
Overall (linen): 54 x 84 in. (137.2 x 213.4 cm) Frame: 65 x 94 7/8 x 3 3/4 in. ( 165.1 x 241 x 9.5 cm )
Landscape which depicts two rivers, the Chenango and the Unadilla, and a wooded area.
Gift of Mrs. Albert Bierstadt
Signed, lower right: 'A. BIERSTADT' On paper label pasted on stretcher: 'LONDON. AUTUMN WOODS. HEAD OF SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, N.Y. STATE. A. BIERSTADT / 1271 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.'
The two rivers shown in this painting were near the home of Albert Bierstadt's wife (the donor) in Waterville, NY.
Mrs. Albert Bierstadt, direct from the artist.
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of the New York Historical Society, New York: Printed for the Society, 1915, p. 49. Hendricks, Gordon, Albert Bierstadt: painter of the American West, New York: H.N. Abrams, 1974, n.p. Baigell, Matthew, Albert Bierstadt, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1981, pp. 62-3. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 43-5. Hudson River Museum, ed., Paintbox Leaves: Autumnal Inspiration from Cole to Wyeth, (Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, 2010), 28-9
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