Description: On this 3" x 5" slip of paper, beneath R.O.B.’s words, “To know how to wait however does not always mean inaction,” the notable American landscape painter Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) has written: “Women know how to wait.” Bierstadt also signed and dated this sentiment December 30th 1871 from San Francisco.
Born in Prussia, Bierstadt came to America at just a year old and showed an early predilection for art as a child. He later returned to Germany to study painting in Dusseldorf and made a name for himself with his lush, sweeping landscapes of the American West. His paintings hang in such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.
"Hannah J. Phelps"” is written on verso in purple ink. Item #A00721.
Condition: Light toning around edges, otherwise in very good condition.