OIL PAINTING: Among the Siera Navada Mountains, California , 1868
Albert Bierstadt's Among the Siera Navada Mountains, California is a scenic canvas oil painting on display at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. Created in 1868, this enormous painting is approximately six by ten feet in size (Honour and Fleming, 2000). The subject matter of this painting is typical of Bierstadt, who is known for his detailed landscapes, especially those of the Rockies and Sierras of the American West. Collectively, Bierstadt paintings are manipulated and slightly idealized scenes based on actual places he visited.