Object name: The Last of the Buffalo
Accession Number: 2.60
Date : ca. 1888
Gloss: With bleeding buffalo and bleached skulls in the foreground, the landscape artist Bierstadt represented the theme of wildlife vanishing from the wilderness. He made the shapes of distant mountains repeat the shapes of the main figures, thus underlining the interdependent relationships in nature. The Last of the Buffalo implies other endings.
Dimensions: H: 60.25 in, width: 96.5 in, Frame height: 68.5 in, Frame width: 105.5 in
Credit Line: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney Trust Fund Purchase
Inscription: LLC: ABierstadt
Synopsis: Painting- The Last of the Buffalo- Bierstadt, Albert- oil on canvas- hunting- Indian- Other- Animal- LLC: ABierstadt
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Last of Buffalo. Albert Bierstadt, 1880
Very iconic work, "The Last of the Buffalo."
This iconic painting needs to be included in my exhibit. It is pretty much the exemplar of western art!