Plinio Colombi ( 1873 - 1951 )

Mettlenalp, Wengen, Switzerland


Mettlenalp, Wengen, Switzerland


watercolour
19¼ x 15½in. (49 x 39cm.)
signed and dated 1942

Peaks & Glaciers 2021 cat p.27

The patches of grass and the bare trees suggest a late winter or spring in this accomplished watercolour which relies on delicate washes of ultramarine violet to replicate the undulating meadows under snow. Colombi made this sketch from Mettlenalp just beyond Wengernalp where the Jungfrau descends into the steep Lauterbrunnen Valley and behind this flank of mountain emerge the famous Trummelbach Falls.
 

Plinio Colombi