Mouth of the Yellowstone, 1870
Capturing the majesty and beauty of the American West, where the Yellowstone River meets the Missouri River in Montana.
The painting depicts rugged mountains in the background and the wide expanse of the river in the foreground. The use of perspective and scale creates a sense of vastness and grandeur.
The painting captures a moment of everyday life in the American West, with a small group of people and horses gathered on the riverbank. The scene is full of movement and activity, with people and animals in motion.
Williamson was an American painter who specialized in landscapes and western scenes. He was born in Ohio in 1826 and later moved to Missouri, where he became a self-taught artist. Williamson was known for his ability to capture the rugged beauty of the American West, particularly the landscapes of Montana and Wyoming.
He died in 1885
Oil on canvas