Indian Beauty

Object Number: 
1941.394
Date: 
ca. 1863-1873
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. ( 57.2 x 44.4 cm )
Description: 
Portrait depicting frontal view of an Native American woman against a dark background; figure attired in traditional Native American clothing and headdress.
Gallery Label: 
A title plate on the frame identifies it as being painted by Bierstadt in 1840; however, evidence is strong to conclusive that this study was done during Bierstadt's trip in 1863 or the 1871-1873 trip.
Bibliography: 
Exhibition and Sale at the Rains Galleries, New York: Rains Auction Rooms, Inc., p. 17. Hendricks, Gordon, "The First Three Western Journeys of Albert Bierstadt," The Art Bulletin, 46, Sept. 1964, pp. 333-65. Hendricks, Gordon, Albert Bierstadt: painter of the American West, New York: H.N. Abrams, 1974, n.p. Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. II, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 43. 48.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group