Edward Theodore Compton (1849 - 1921)

Mt.Watzmann seen from the Hotel Post in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria


Mt.Watzmann seen from the Hotel Post in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria

watercolour and gouache on paper
10¼ x 9¼in (26 x 23.5cm)
signed

Peaks & Glaciers 2019, p. 23

E.T.Compton was a skilled alpinist who climbed more than three hundred peaks in his lifetime. Twenty-seven were first ascents. He lived most of his life in Bavaria near the Starnberger See. Today he is widely recognized as one of the leading painters of high altitude views in the Alps, in particular the Austrian Alps and the Dolomites. This highly proficient artist was equally good working in oils and watercolours, often producing large format watercolours to be shown alongside his studio paintings.