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Lot 57Albert Bierstadt
American, 1830-1902
Sunset over the Trees
Signed ABierstadt with conjoined initials (ll)
Oil on paper laid to canvas
14 x 19 1/2 inches

Kennedy Galleries, New York
Private Collection in the late 1970s

We would like to thank Melissa Webster Speidel, President of the Bierstadt Foundation and Director of the Albert Bierstadt catalogue raisonné project, for her assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.

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Sold for $106,250
Estimate $30,000-50,000

In the center of the foreground there is a 1/4 inch break in the paper with no apparent associated losses. In the center of the sky there is an isolated area of impact cracks with some associated inpainting. There are two other spots of inpainting in the sky each less than 1/4 inches in size. Some localized craquelure in the trees.