Citation"Rocky Mountains, "Lander's Peak"
(Albert Bierstadt) , 1895.698,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 31, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/303976.
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The darker painted foreground is outlined in a variety of pine trees following the contours of the mountainous landscape. Sunlight pours in dramatically from parting storm clouds at the top, filling a flat green valley in the center with light and atmosphere. Three distinct sunbeams light up the light purples, blues, and greens of the tall rocky mountains and a narrow waterfall in the distance. A river winds its way in the lower center within the valley. We see lingering fog hovering around the mountains on the left, in this placid and sublime scene.