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The Jungfrau, Switzerland
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The Jungfrau, Switzerland

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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.
Date Description Narrative
10/01/1947Treatmentcleaned; coated
5/01/1991Treatmentcleaned; coated
  • 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); [1]; De Truenfels Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, April 9, 1867; purchased by William T. Walters (through George A. Lucas as agent), Baltimore, April 9, 1867 [2]; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] early Walters publications erroneously state that the painting had belonged to Duc de Morny, 18-11-1865. [2] 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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oil on canvas
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H: 33 9/16 x W: 41 9/16 in. (85.3 x 105.5 cm); Framed H: 47 1/2 x W: 55 1/2 x D: 6 in. (120.7 x 141 x 15.2 cm)
  • Switzerland, Jungfrau Mountains (Place Depicted)
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Not On View


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