Description Calame established an international reputation with his dramatic views of Alpine scenery. Here, the snow-capped peak of the Jungfrau Mountain towers over the Lauterbrunnen Valley. He wrote of the site of this painting: a lost corner which I know is really wonderful . . . as if God has delighted in assembling in one corner of the earth the greatest marvels of creation.
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Christophe Van Loo, Ghent, 1855 (mode of acquisition unknown); De Truenfels, Paris (date and mode of acquisition unknown); ; De Truenfels Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, April 9, 1867; purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, April 9, 1867 ; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  early Walters publications erroneously state that the painting had belonged to Duc de Morny, 18-11-1865.  The Diary of George A. Lucas, p. 238.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: A. Calame; [Date] Lower right: 1855; [Inscription] On stretcher label, signed by Calame stating that this was painted for Christopher van Loo
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1867
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