An antique oil on canvas, 19 1/4" by 26 1/2" (27 1/2" by 34 1/2" in gold frame), featuring the oft-painted view of the Wetterhorn peak (3,692 meters) in south-central Switzerland, above the village of Grindelwald. The work is signed with initials at lower center and dated 1859, but to date my efforts to tie it to a particular artist have been unsuccessful. The painting has extensive craquelure in the sky at upper right portion, and there are two small losses elsewhere. Old writing on the stretcher appears to say ".........nah den Wetterhorn" and there is an old sticker with "Fr. 1500" on it, evidently a price in French or Swiss Francs. The painting has great depth and luminosity. Two cows, a spring-fed trailside fountain and hut add to the interest.
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