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Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Territory - Photo 6

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Territory - Photo 6

Artist
Albert Bierstadt
Date of Work
1870
Credit
Albert Bierstadt, The White House

Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Territory - Photo 6

This oil painting of the Rocky Mountains was done by Albert Bierstadt. Bierstadt painted this scene soon after returning from a two year tour of Europe and seven years after traveling west to the Rockies. This painting took elements from various sketches of different landscapes; some of the mountains resemble Alpine peaks more than they do the Rocky Mountains. Bierstadt was among the Hudson River School artists of the 19th century. Bierstadt was renowned for his depictions of the American West and documenting Westward Expansion in the late 19th century. There are six pieces by Bierstadt in the White House Collection.

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