Großglockner von der Prager Hütte aus, früh, 1890.
Oil on canvas
€ 20,000 / $ 24,000
€ 60,000 / $ 72.000 (incl. 25% surcharge)
Großglockner von der Prager Hütte aus, früh. 1890. Oil on canvas. Index Operum No. 690. Signed and dated in lower left. Verso on the stretcher with an old label, numbered and titled by the artist. 80 x 116 cm (31.4 x 45.6 in).
• Compton climbed the Grossglockner four times, a last time in 1919 at the age of 70. • The highest and most prominnet peak of the Eastern Alps ís a recurring motif in Compton's creation. • Formerly part of the collection of prof. Hermann Credners, renowned German geologist at the end of the 19th century.
We are grateful to Mrs Sibylle Brandes, Tutzing, for her kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Collection Prof. Dr. Hermann Credner (1841-1913), Leipzig (acquired in 1890). Private collection Southern Germany (family-owned since ca. 1927).
EXHIBITION: Leipzig 1890. 100 Year Anniversary of the 'Deutscher Alpenverein, Völkerkundemuseum, Munich, 1969.