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Mountain Landscape, Valais, Switzerland

Artist:
Alexandre Calame (Swiss, Vevey 1810–1864 Menton)
Date:
ca. 1838–40
Medium:
Oil on cardboard
Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (22.2 x 27.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.400.12
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): Calame
private collection, Switzerland; private collection, France; sale, Christie's, New York, January 24, 2001, no. 136, as "A view of the Swiss mountains of the Valais," for $18,800; [Stiebel Ltd., New York]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," January 23–August 30, 2009, unnum. checklist (as "Mountain Landscape in the Valais, Switzerland").

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Trees: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," November 24, 2015–July 10, 2016, no catalogue.

Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 105, no. 12, ill. (color), calls it "Mountain Landscape, Valais, Switzerland" and dates it about 1838–40.



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