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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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