Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile Recent Posts
Yosemite Falls

The Moon is Waning Gibbous (86% of Full)

JanSport


Advanced

Antiques Roadshow Question

All posts are those of the individual authors and the owner of this site does not endorse them. Content should be considered opinion and not fact until verified independently.

avatar Antiques Roadshow Question
January 03, 2011 06:45PM
Watching the Antiques Roadshow tonight, there was an Alfred Bierstadt painting that the appraiser could not completely identify. It appears to be a composite picture of American and European features with possibly the Alps in the background, but the presenters could not place the foreground. It looks to me like a certain valley in California, looking westward (perhaps trying to see Turlock?). Waddya think?

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201003A53.html



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 03, 2011 08:04PM
If that is El Cap then it is definitely a view towards the west. I don't think there is a range of that size between HD and Turlock though.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 07:57AM
Quote
mrcondron
If that is El Cap then it is definitely a view towards the west. I don't think there is a range of that size between HD and Turlock though.



Those peaks were W of Turlock: the Patterson Pinnacles.

Rumor has it that they were destroyed by hydraulic mining and presently reside as landfill around what was once a much larger S.F. Bay:
http://www.ask.com/wiki/San_Francisco_Bay
(See the "Bay Fill and Depth Profile" section.)

All of the people responsible were banished to Nevada as punishment.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2011 07:57AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 03, 2011 09:38PM
I think the artist just made up his own mountains.
Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 06:13AM
I thought Bierstadt was famous for making places up? Though it looks like there are elements that resemble real life places...





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2011 06:14AM by bbb.
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 06:56AM
You can see the Alps from North Dome. Rolling on floor laugh

A 156 post thread on feasibility and photographic analysis to follow.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/04/2011 07:06AM by tomdisco.
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 09:36AM
I wouldn't pay 20 bucks for any of those photos.

Chick-on is wondering if he shoulda charged Len for the signed photo now though.
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 11:14AM
Quote
bill-e-g
Chick-on is wondering if he shoulda charged Len for the signed photo now though.



We are grateful to Chick-on for the photo.
It is a fine addition to our dartboard and makes playing the game MUCH more fun.
(Pointedly Yours)
The Marmots
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 11:46AM
Quote
szalkowski
Quote
bill-e-g
Chick-on is wondering if he shoulda charged Len for the signed photo now though.

We are grateful to Chick-on for the photo.
It is a fine addition to our dartboard and makes playing the game MUCH more fun.
(Pointedly Yours)
The Marmots

Here's one took just for you too: (ok, tookie it for The Old Dude for when he gets out of line..
but it's applicable here)

Kiss My Butt,
Chick-on is looking at you!



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Antiques Roadshow Question
January 04, 2011 01:10PM
Dear Chick-on,

Thanks again!
The picture is precisely what we need to practice for the Pin-The-Tail-On-The-Chickey 100-meter Crossbow Competition at the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

(SeeYouInLondonTowny Yours)
The Marmots
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login