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Lander Peak

Lander Peak
The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, Steel engraving by James Smillie after Albert Bierstadt
Location Sublette County, Wyoming, U.S.
Range Wind River Range

In 1859 Albert Bierstadt accompanied Frederick W. Lander on a western expedition. On his return he painted a mountain landscape on a large 6 feet (1.8 m) by 10 feet (3.0 m) canvas. Following the death of General Lander during the Civil War in 1862, Bierstadt named the peak Lander's Peak.[1] The painting was completed in 1863 and sold in 1865 for $25,000.


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