Estes Park, Longs Peak

Estes Park, Longs Peak

Albert Bierstadt, American, 1830-1902
Born: Solingen, Germany
Lent by Denver Public Library, Western History Department

Albert Bierstadt, Estes Park, Long’s Peak, 1877. Oil on canvas; 62 x 98 in. Lent by the Denver Public Library, Western History Department, 35.2008

This object is currently on view
height: 62 in, 157.4800 cm; width: 98 in, 248.9200 cm; frame depth: 7 1/8 in, 18.0975 cm; frame height: 73 1/2 in, 186.69 cm; frame width: 109 3/4 in, 278.765 cm
BL "Bierstadt" in paint
Petrie Institute of Western American Art
Petrie Institute of Western American Art

In the early 1870s, Anglo-Irish nobleman and big game sportsman Lord Dunraven visited Colorado. He found the hunting so good that he eventually commandeered thousands of acres of land around Estes Park. In 1876, Dunraven commissioned Bierstadt to create this painting of his favorite hunting ground. It hung in Adare Manor, Dunraven's family seat in County Limerick, Ireland, until the 1950s, when it came to Denver.

A inicios de la década de 1870, lord Dunraven, un noble angloirlandés adepto a la caza mayor, visitó Colorado. Tan buena encontró allí la caza que terminó por apropiarse de miles de acres aledaños a Estes Park. En 1876, Dunraven encargó a Bierstadt esta pintura de sus tierras de caza favoritas. La obra permaneció en Adare Manor, casa palaciega de la familia de Dunraven en el condado de Limerick, Irlanda, hasta que, en la década de 1950, llegó a Denver.

Exhibition History
  • "BackStory: Western American Art in Context"—History Colorado, 3/18/2017 - 2/11/2018

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