Alpine Landscape

Artist:
Alexandre Calame (Swiss, Vevey 1810–1864 Menton)
Medium:
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
Dimensions:
17 3/4 x 12 in. (45.1 x 30.5 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:
2009.400.13
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").

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Rocks and Mountains: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," July 19, 2016–August 6, 2017, no catalogue.

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.