Thursday, October 23, 2014
A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie is an oil painting on canvas completed byAlbert Bierstadt in 1866 and now held by the Brooklyn Museum. Inspired by sketches of theSouthern Rocky Mountains, it depicts Native American hunter/gatherers hunting deer in the foreground, as the Rockies tower above them; some are cast in sun, while others are covered in clouds. Mount Evans, depicted in the painting, was at the time unnamed; Bierstadt christened it Mount Rosalie, for his friend’s wife Rosalie Osborne.