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Red Rock and Cedars in the Garden of the Gods
  • Birger Sandzén
    born: Blidsberg, Sweden ; died: Lindsborg, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Red Rock and Cedars in the Garden of the Gods, circa 1922–1923
  • Where object was made: Colorado, United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 20 x 30 in
    Frame Dimensions: 28 x 38 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Berkley
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0090

On the left third are vertical red cliffs, at the center are two trees which grow upwards and to the right. At the distance are purplish mountains. Large white clouds fill most of the sky, leaving a patch of blue near the top.