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    ALBERT BIERSTADT (American 1830-1902)
    Sketchbook, June-July 1896
    5in. x 7in.
    5 watercolor and pencil sketches, 24 pencil sketches
    Stamped inside front and back covers: from the estate of Mary S. Bierstadt, March 1917
    Inside cover stamped: Hugo Rosenstein Artist Materials, NYC
    Provenance: the artist, to Mary S. Bierstadt (his 2nd wife), Mary S. Bierstadt estate 1917

    Throughout his career, Bierstadt traveled into remote areas of wilderness with his sketching equipment to make studies that he would later use in his New York studio as the basis for his larger paintings. Albert Bierstadt traveled in Europe over the spring and summer of 1896 and was in Lucerne, Switzerland during the month of June. While working on-site, Bierstadt preferred to draw in sketchbooks or on easily transportable sheets of paper, generally no larger than 13in. x 19in.

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    Condition Report*: Overall very good condition
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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