Charles-Henri Contencin ( 1898 - 1955 )


The Wetterhorn in winter seen from near First, Grindelwald, Switzerland



The Wetterhorn in winter seen from near First, Grindelwald, Switzerland


oil on board
signed
10 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (27 x 35 cm.)

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Detail Description:

This winter view of the Wetterhorn is without doubt one of Contencin’s most successful compositions. The combination of a snowbound farmer’s hut with sled tracks and a majestic Alpine summit were often all that Contencin needed in his mountainscapes. The log cabin puts the Wetterhorn’s plunging north face into proportion but it also adds a sense of isolation up above the valley. A century later this view remains more or less the same to skiers and walkers.

Charles-Henri Contencin