Where do you see movement in this landscape?
This painting is closely related to Albert Bierstadt’s A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (Brooklyn Museum), which was inspired by drawings that artist made on a western expedition in 1863. The original painting traveled the country, and its popularity grew through the distribution of prints made after the original. The unknown painter of this work, who is identified only by the signature on the back of the canvas, almost certainly looked at a print copy for inspiration.
Oil on canvas
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chysler Garbisch
20 x 33 in. (50.8 x 83.8 cm)
W.C. Sharon, after Albert Bierstadt