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Mountain Brook  1863

by Albert Bierstadt

Albert Bierstadt is best remembered for his paintings of the American West, but during his early career, the ambitious artist also created New England landscapes, particularly of the White Mountains, as seen here. When this painting was first exhibited in 1863, critics declared it Bierstadt’s “best work” and praised the artist’s deft contrast of “light and shade,” which br...
111.8 × 91.4 cm (44 × 36 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago