G.W., Alpine Cows, Grindelwald Valley, Switzerland - 1840 watercolour painting


An original 1840 watercolour painting, G.W. Alpine Cows, Grindelwald Valley, Switzerland.

This beautiful ink and wash painting is one of a pair we have for sale by the same hand, the other being a view in Spain. This dramatic composition, from a distinctive aerial vantage point, shows cows grazing near the small village of Grindelwald, surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Swiss Alps. Dairy farming and the making of Swiss cheese is traditional to this Alpine area.

Scratching out has been used in various areas of the picture, including to denote chimney smoke and flowing water. The other painting in the pair is initialled indistinctly on the verso, G.W. or possibly G.D., and dated 1840.

Unsigned. Inscribed verso.
There is some age toning across the paper, and pinholes to the far left edge.
33.3cm x 23.1cm.

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Product code: JL-386

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