Mountainous Landscape with a River

Johann Wilhelm Schirmer German

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Schirmer, a specialist in mountainous landscape views, made this drawing during one of his early trips to Switzerland. Alpine peaks rise in the distance and pine trees—rendered with short zigzagging strokes—spread over the shadowy hills at left. In the foreground, a deft combination of ink, watercolor, and bare paper depicts the textured surface of the sunlit rockface and the visual effect of cascading water. At center, a tiny figure scales the steep slope while deer graze above, conveying the majestic scale of this environment.

Mountainous Landscape with a River, Johann Wilhelm Schirmer (German, Jülich 1807–1863 Karlsruhe), Pen and brown ink, and watercolor

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