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The Home of the Elk (Mountain Monarchs)

Identifier: Art Survey No. 869

Scope and Contents

Painting depicting high mountain valley, snow-capped mountains, with herd of elks. Used as the background painting for a mounted display in the historic AMNH Allen Hall of North American Mammals.


  • before 1953


Biographical / Historical

Born in: Germany; Died in: NY. Active in: Canada. One of the most popular 20th centruy wildlife painters, worked on two backgrounds for A.M.N.H., had close relationship with museum.


1 Item : painting : oil on canvas ; 92 x 140 inches

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Condition Note

Good (1).

Condition History: Conserve 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Museum Purchase, 1906.

Related Materials

Negative #31753.

General Note

On permanent loan to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell, New Jersey.


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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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