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Sunset on the Plains
  • Albert Bierstadt
    born: Solingen, Prussia (present-day Germany) ; died: Irving, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • Sunset on the Plains, circa 1887
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 48.3 x 66 cm
    Canvas/Support: 19 x 26 in
  • Gift of Charles Kincaid in honor of wife, Edith Kincaid
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, W2
  • 1961.0006
Label Text

Landscape scene with cows grazing in the grass on the right and drinking water from a small pond in the center. There is a single tree in the middle ground and more trees in the background. There is also a round sun in the background, reflecting off of the pond in the middle ground.