Prints and Drawings
Artist: Albert Bierstadt, American, born Germany, 1830–1902

Yellow Butterfly

ca. 1890

Oil paint and graphite

sheet: 11.5 × 18.5 cm (4 1/2 × 7 5/16 in.)
Purchased with a gift from Professor Jerome J. Pollitt, B.A. 1957, in memory of his mother, Doris Jordan Pollitt
2008.48.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

By descent in the family of the present owners since the late 1800s; sold at auction by Sotheby's, New York, March 6, 2008, lot 132

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 172.

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