Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
the artist, Menton (until d. 1864; his estate sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 12–17, 1865, no. 455, "Rochers au bord d'un lac"); sale, Sotheby's, New York, June 5, 2002, no. 89, as "Mountainous Riverscape," for $9,560; 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 "Alpine Landscape").
Ann Hoenigswald. "Manipulating Paint: The Shorthand of Plein-Air Technique." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, pp. 18–19, fig. 18 (color detail), describes the ways in which the artist "introduced a gamut of tones without a complex palette".
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 106, no. 13, ill. (color), calls it "Alpine Landscape" and misidentifies it as no. 44 in the artist's estate sale.
Artist: Alexandre Calame (Swiss, Vevey 1810–1864 Menton)Date: early to mid-19th centuryMedium: Graphite, heightened with white bodycolor on tan paper; corners cut.Accession: 53.685.52On view in:Not on view