Luis Trenker "Heimat aus Gottes Hand". 1950. Oil and gouache on board laminated with paper. Lower center signed and verso with the (truncated) artist label, there signed, dated and inscribed with the title "Trenker Buch: Titelb[ild]". 18.1 x 13.8 cm (7.1 x 5.4 in) , almost the full sheet. Model for the cover of Trenker's book "Heimat aus Gottes Hand", released in 1951/52. The work shows a house at the foot of the Langkofel in the Dolomites near Luis Trenker' birthplace. Impressive artistc document of the cooperation between the acclaimed mountain painter Alfons Walde and the famous Southern Tyrolian mountaineer Luis Trenker.. With a written expert report by Peter Konzert dated 14th december 2017.
PROVENANCE: Estate Luis Trenker (inherited by today's owner).
"To him landscape also meant a contrast with the sky, rarely did he extend the mountains to the upper edge of the picture, the intense bright blue sky is one of the key elements in his conmpositions. Walde's landscapes are characterized by a slightly elevated foreground, a slightly recessed mid part and the towering mountains in background." Gert Ammann, Alfons Walde 1891-1958, 2005, p. 83.