File:Emigrants Crossing the Plains, or The Oregon Trail (Albert Bierstadt), 1869.jpg

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Albert Bierstadt: Emigrants Crossing the Plains  wikidata:Q20576475 
creator QS:P170,Q77132
Albert Bierstadt: Emigrants Crossing the Plains
Emigrants Crossing the Plains or The Oregon Trail
Object type painting

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).
Date 1869
date QS:P571,+1869-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 31 ″ (78.7 cm); Width: 49 ″ (124.4 cm)
dimensions QS:P2048,31U218593;P2049,49U218593
institution QS:P195,Q5002627
Accession number
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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