| 1865 (1865)|
| Oil on canvas|
Paint, Oil paint, Canvas
| 163.83 cm × 245.11 cm (64.50 in × 96.50 in)|
Birmingham Museum of Art
Luminism, Hudson River School
Albert Bierstadt artwork, Canvas
Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California Wikipedia
Looking Down the Yosemite Valley, California is an 1865 painting by the German-American painter Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902).
It was Bierstadt’s first large-scale Yosemite picture, a subject for which he would become well known. It presents a view of one of America’s most scenic spots. Based on sketches made during a visit in 1863, Bierstadt paints the valley from a vantage point just above the Merced River, looking due west with the prospect framed by El Capitan on the right, and Sentinel Rock on the left; the spire of Middle Cathedral Rock is visible in the distance.