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The Rocky Mountains. By Albert Bierstadt. : This noble picture is the result of a visit to the "Far West," undertaken by the artist in the summer of 1858, in company with the late General Lander's exploring expedition. ...

Author: Albert Bierstadt; James Smillie
Publisher: [New York : s.n., 1863?]
Series: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 11571.
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Genre/Form: Prospectuses
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Named Person: Albert Bierstadt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Bierstadt; James Smillie
OCLC Number: 437970039
Notes: Description of Bierstadt's painting, The Rocky Mountains, completed in 1863, "noting the main features in it which attract the attention of the beholder."
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"Proposals for publishing an engraving of Mr. Bierstadt's picture of the Rocky Mountains. Mr. Bierstadt has made an arrangement with Mr. James Smillie to engrave, in line, his picture of the Rocky Mountains. ... The present engraving will be completed and ready for delivery during the summer of 1865."--p. [3]. Followed by: Plan of publication.
Probably printed at New York in 1863, when arrangements were first made with Smillie to execute the engraving and it was anticipated that the work would be completed in two years. Later versions of the prospectus omitted the proposed date of completion, and the engraving was not actually finished until Dec. 1866. Cf. Anderson, N.K. Albert Bierstadt: art & enterprise, 1990, p. 272-273. Another copy, held by the New York Historical Society, is inscribed with the date Feb. 19th, 1864.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Inc., 2005. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (American broadsides and ephemera. Series 1 ; no. 11571).
Description: [4] p. ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Archive of Americana.; American broadsides and ephemera., Series 1 ;, no. 11571.
Other Titles: Proposals for publishing an engraving of Mr. Bierstadt's picture of the Rocky Mountains.

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