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Sunrise on the Matterhorn  1875

by Albert Bierstadt

In the summer of 1856, during a four-year period of study in Europe, Bierstadt joined several American colleagues on a sketching trip. His fascination with the Swiss terrain resulted in a series of oil studies and pencil sketches, executed during the trip, and several large canvases of the mountain landscape, painted upon his return to New Bedford, Massachusetts. He revisi...
Size: 
148.6 x 108.3 cm
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Credit: 
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art