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The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak  1863

by Albert Bierstadt

This painting is the major work that resulted from the artist's first trip to the West. His intention to create panoramic views of the American frontier was apparent by December 1858, just before he embarked on the trip. In early 1859 he accompanied a government survey expedition, headed by Frederick W. Lander, to the Nebraska Territory. By summer, the party had reached th...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art