Charles-Henri Contencin ( 1898 - 1955 )

The Matterhorn West Face seen from the Stockji Glacier, Switzerland


The Matterhorn West Face seen from the Stockji Glacier, Switzerland


oil on canvas
15½ x 18in (39 x 46cm)
signed

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Detail Description:

The less familiar but equally impressive view of the west flank of the Matterhorn awaits skiers on their last day of the traditional Haute Route as they descend the Stockji Glacier which flows down onto the Zmutt Glacier above Zermatt. Pic Tyndall (4241m) is to the right of the summit on the Lion ridge separated from the final ridge by a huge cleft that defeated John Tyndall’s Matterhorn attempt in July 1863.

Charles-Henri Contencin