Well, this place won't exist anymore and it's pretty beautiful. I think Bierstadt's depiction captures the feel of Yellowstone Falls perfectly.
|Bierstadt, Albert 33|
|oil on canvas 335|
|Yellowstone Falls 2 Landscape 691|
|H: 44.25 in, width: 30.5 in, Frame height: 54 in, Frame width: 39.5 in, frame depth: 4.5 in|
|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."|
|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|