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ALBERT BIERSTADT

VALLEY OF THE YOSEMITE, 1864

About the Artwork

Following his first trip to the Rocky Mountains in 1859, Albert Bierstadt returned to the western United States in 1863 with his friend, the author Fitz Hugh Ludlow. Both men were tremendously impressed by the splendor of the landscape. Ludlow published his assessment of the scenery in the June 1864 issue of Atlantic Monthly, proclaiming that the Valley of the Yosemite in California surpassed the Alps in waterfalls and the Himalayas in precipices; Bierstadt wrote of their trip to his friend John Hay that he had found the Garden of Eden. The popular orator and preacher Thomas Starr King extolled the virtues of Yosemite and considered those who depicted its scenery to be artist-priests.

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