File:Emigrants Crossing the Plains, or The Oregon Trail (Albert Bierstadt), 1869.jpg
|Albert Bierstadt: Emigrants Crossing the Plains|
Emigrants Crossing the Plains or The Oregon Trail
An 1869 oil on canvas painting of emigrants on their way to Oregon, ostensibly inspired by a fifty-wagon train of German emigrants who crossed Bierstadt's path during his 1863 expedition.Referred to as Emigrants Crossing the Plains—Sunset in: Tuckerman, Henry T. (1870). Book of the Artists: American Artist Life, Comprising Biographical and Critical Sketches of American Artists: Preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America. New York: G. P. Putnum & Son. p. 393. (source).
oil on canvas
Height: 31 in (78.7 cm); Width: 49 in (124.4 cm)
|Object history||Gift of Joseph G. Butler, III, 1946|
|Inscriptions||Signature: [at lower right] ABierstadt|
|References||The Butler Institute of American Art permanent collection.|
|Source/Photographer||BOCA Museum of Art, from "American Treasures: Masterworks from the Butler Institute of American Art", December 13, 2011 through March 18, 2012.|
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