ca. 1870
oil on paper
Unframed: 11 × 15 5/8 in. (27.94 × 39.69 cm)
Framed: 18 5/16 × 22 11/16 × 2 5/8 in. (46.51 × 57.63 × 6.67 cm)
Albert Bierstadt is renowned for his monumental paintings of the American West, but he also painted landscapes of the Hudson River Valley. Evening depicts a riverbank in the last moments of daylight, its bright orange glow silhouetting the rolling hills in the distance. Around 1870 Bierstadt built a home and studio near Irvington, New York, and began to paint the natural landscape around him en plein air. These studies display an unusual combination of his distinctive illumination with quickly painted, expressive brushstrokes.
At lower left: ABierstadt
James W. and Frances Gibson McGlothlin Collection
"American Art from the McGlothlin Collection" Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (1 May - 18 July 2010).

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