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Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California

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Year  1865 (1865)
Artist  Albert Bierstadt
Genre  Pastoral
Medium  Oil on canvas
Created  1865
Media  Paint, Oil paint, Canvas
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Dimensions  163.83 cm × 245.11 cm (64.50 in × 96.50 in)
Location  Birmingham Museum of Art
Periods  Luminism, Hudson River School
Similar  Albert Bierstadt artwork, Canvas

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.

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Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California Wikipedia


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