Yosemite Valley: El Capitan And Bridal Viel

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Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Bridal Viel [sic] falls) (fig 1) was painted with oil on canvas, and like most of Hill’s work it has characteristics of the outdoors and nature. IT is uncertain as to when the landscape was made but it is believed that it was made around the 1870’s. The dimensions of this painting are 88 in HIGH x 72 in WIDE. The subject of this painting is obviously the beautiful Yosemite Valley, where the position of Bridal Veil Falls and the big vertical rock known; as El Capitan, represent the Yosemite Valley from the western entrances. Yosemite is popular for its big mountain rocks and huge waterfalls and this artist was able to capture that into his painting. This particular view of Yosemite was one that Hill frequently

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