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Yellowstone exhibit

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Allison


The Golden Gate, ...
Moran, Thomas | Painting | o...
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4.75 | 1893 | H: 36.25 in, width: 50.25 in, Frame height: 46.5 in, Frame width: 60.5 in, frame depth: 4 in | The Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park | Museum purchase | Moran's name became synonymous with Yellowstone. He accompanied the official governmental expedition into the region in 1871. His sketches of the wonders helped to convince Congress to establish Yellowstone as the first national park. The artist returned to the Park in 1892 and painted a view of the pass named Golden Gate. | LRC: TMoran./1893 | Book: Exhibition catalog; America! Storie di pittura dal Nuovo Mondo; linead'ombralibri, Treviso, Italy; 2007; page 64-65 | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.JPG | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.jpg | 4.75.web.jpg | transportation | Figure | Landscape | Group | Animal | Painting | oil on canvas | Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Golden Gate, Yellowstone National Park 1893, oil on canvas Museum purchase Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran was the artist's nickname because of his close ties to Yellowstone National Park. He joined an official government expedition to the region in 1871. The artist returned to the Park in 1892 and painted a view of the pass named Golden Gate. 4.75 | Born in England, Thomas Moran created thousands of oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints of the American West. The artist accompanied Ferdinand V. Hayden’s 1871 survey of the Yellowstone region and catapulted to fame the following year when Congress purchased his monumental painting The Grand Cañon of the Yellowstone, 1872. Twenty years later Moran returned to Yellowstone to paint the dramatic landscapes that had made him famous. This view of the passage known as the Golden Gate highlights a new trestle, built to accommodate the growing number of tourists drawn to America’s first national park. | Moran, Thomas

Mammoth Hot Springs
Moran, Thomas | Print | chro...
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18.71.1 | 1875 | Image height: 9.75 in, Image width: 14 in, mat height: 20 in, mat width: 24 in, Frame height: 21.75 in, Frame width: 25.5 in, frame depth: .875 in, Sheet height: 18 in, Sheet width: 21.75 in | Mammoth Hot Springs | Gift of Clara S. Peck | LL: TM (monogram), LL: Prang's American Chromo, LC: Copyright, 1875, By L. Prang & Co., LR: Hot Springs of Gardiners River, Yellowstone | 18.71.1.JPG | 18.71.1.jpg | Figure | Landscape | Group | Print | chromolithograph | Thomas Moran (1837-1926) Louis Prang, publisher Mammoth Hot Springs 1875, chromolithograph Gift of Clara S. Peck, 18.71.1 | Moran, Thomas

Morning Glory Pool
Poulsen, M. C. | Painting | ...
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12.94 | 1987 | H: 26 in, width: 30 in, Frame height: 35.5 in, Frame width: 39.5 in | Morning Glory Pool | Gift of Anonymous Donor | Morning Glory Pool is a thermal feature found in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. A long-time favorite of park visitors, the pool was named in the 1880s for its deep blue coloration and remarkable likeness to the Morning Glory flower. Poulsen painted Morning Glory Pool on location during a trip to Yellowstone with his family. | LRC, before siganture: C with a circle around it | LRC: M.C. Poulsen 87 | 12.94.jpg | 12.94.jpg | 12.94.web.jpg | Morning Glory Pool | Painting | oil on canvas | M.C. Poulsen (b. 1953) Morning Glory Pool 1987, oil on canvas Gift of Anonymous Donor, 12.94 | Poulsen, M. C.

Yellowstone Falls
Bierstadt, Albert | Painting...
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2.63 | ca. 1881 | H: 44.25 in, width: 30.5 in, Frame height: 54 in, Frame width: 39.5 in, frame depth: 4.5 in | Yellowstone Falls | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Taggart | The author of one of the first guidebooks to Yellowstone National Park wrote that he "had the pleasure of sitting beside and conversing with the famous American artist, Bierstadt, as he was seated on a point in the Grand Canyon about 400 feet below the surface engaged in reproducing in oil, upon canvas, the Grand Canyon and Falls. It was indeed marvelous to see with what rapidity and accuracy these scenes were by him transferred to the canvas." | LLC: ABierstadt | Acoustiguide. | Magazine: Yellowstone Science; Volume 13, number 3, summer 2005; article: Yellowstone, Art, and the Emergence of Aesthetic Conservation by Peter H. Hassrick; U.S. Department of the Interior; page 9 | 2.63.jpg | 2.63.jpg | 2.63.JPG | 2.63.jpg | 2.63.web.jpg | Yellowstone Falls | Landscape | Painting | oil on canvas | Bierstadt, Albert

Yellowstone Lilies
Fillerup, Mel | Painting | o...
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6.05 | 2004 | sight height: 51.5 in, sight width: 45 in, Frame height: 60.25 in, Frame width: 54.25 in, frame depth: 2.25 in, H: 52 in, width: 46 in | Yellowstone Lilies | William E. Weiss Purchase Award - 2005 Buffalo Bill Art Show | Inspired by several sketching sessions, this painting portrays an ideal image of Yellowstone beauty, not one limited to a specific site. "Among the wonders of Yellowstone National Park are several lakes and streams which are covered with luxurious mountain lilies. One such lake is Isa Lake on Craig Pass. Another is along DeLacy Creek between West Thumb and Old Faithful. I have, with much joy, painted at both locations several times," wrote the artist. | 6.05.jpg | 6.05.jpg | 6.05.web.jpg | Painting | oil on canvas | Mel Fillerup (b. 1924) Yellowstone Lilies 2004, oil on canvas William E. Weiss Purchase Award-2005 Buffalo Bill Art Show, 6.05 Inspired by several sketching sessions, this painting portrays an ideal image of Yellowstone beauty, not one limited to a specific site. "Among the wonders of Yellowstone National Park are several lakes and streams which are covered with luxurious mountain lilies. One such lake is Isa Lake on Craig Pass. Another is along DeLacy Creek between West Thumb and Old Faithful. I have, with much joy, painted at both locations several times," wrote the artist. | Mel Fillerup (1924-2010) Yellowstone Lilies 2004, oil on canvas William E. Weiss Purchase Award–2005 Buffalo Bill Art Show 6.05 | Fillerup, Mel