Bierstadt’s Butterflies

“Bierstadt’s guests were often favored with delightful souvenirs from his hand. In Nassau these were little seashells with a few strokes of paint inside; in New York they were the famous ‘Bierstadt butterflies.’ His technique in charming the ladies with little Bierstadts of their own was described in 1892 by the lady reporter who had…

Albert Bierstadt: On the Saco

This is my favorite Albert Bierstadt painting, and I have searched high and low for more information (and a better image). I assume it must be privately owned (?). If you have any details, please let me know in the comments below.