The Domes of the Yosemite

 
Creation date
Materials
chromolithograph
Dimensions
21-3/8 x 32-1/4 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of Mr. W.J. Holliday, Jr.
Accession number
S1702.76.12
Collection
Not Currently On View

Bierstadt’s trips west in 1859 and 1863 resulted in appropriately grand paintings including his 1867 ten-by-fifteen foot canvas, Domes of the Yosemite.

Three years later, that painting was translated by German artisans into this popular chromo-lithograph requiring the sequential printing of hand-drawn lithographic stones, each bearing one of the sixteen colors needed to build the image.

Mr. W. J. Holliday, Jr.; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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