In an allegorical scene that reflects hunters' late 1800's near-extermination of the American bison from the western plains, a male Native American Indian on horseback thrusts his spear to cause the death of the last buffalo and the end of an era. Bierstadt was revered for his romanticized landscapes of the then newly accessible West. The German-born, American artist's final great western painting, this grande work was created with an almost glowing light technique known as luminism. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our imported hardwood frame features bold, beaded detail on the borders and is highlighted in antiqued gold tones to enhance this spectacular image. 55½"Wx42"H.