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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bierstadt, Albert 33
Descriptions
oil on board 132
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Landscape 691 Animal 735
Date:
ca. 1863
Dimensions:
H: 11.5 in, width: 15.5 in, Frame height: 17.25 in, Frame width: 21.25 in
Title:
White Horse and Sunset
Credit Line:
Gift of Carman H. Messmore
Gloss:
A prominent and enduring legend representing the spirit of the Old West is the "Pacing White Stallion" or "White Steed of the Prairies." Bierstadt celebrates the romanticism of this beast in his detailed study of a white horse over an already complete landscape.
Inscription:
verso, top center: A4092 / A4092 [left side, sticker:] No. 61226 / Picture/ "Horse" / Oil Painting / by / Albert Bierstadt / Gift of / Carman Messmore / Dec. 15, 1962
Accession Number:
2.62

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