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Updated: 14 April 2015
Vue de la Jungfrau / et de la fête des bergers célébrée en 1808, au pied du chateau d'Unspunnen / Canton de Berne
- Vue de la Jungfrau / et de la fête des bergers célébrée en 1808, au pied du chateau d'Unspunnen / Canton de Berne
The Unspunnen festival; a crowd of spectators gather around wrestlers and stone-throwers; to the left are two red and white striped tents and a dining-table; barrels of drink are carried by various figures, in the right foreground, a woman serves drink from a barrel under a tree and two men argue, one holding a Swiss horn, the other a rifle; the Jungfrau covered in snow is in the background.
Lithograph with hand-colouring.
- 1808 (circa)
- Height: 426 millimetres (image)
- Width: 576 millimetres (image)
Inscription ContentLettered with the title, and directly below the image "Villeneuve , d'apres les Croquis de Mr. Mongin, les figures par Adam." / "Imp.e Lith.e de G. Engelmann." Graphite inscription on verso: "X / II 6,873".
The Unspunnen festival, which features throwing a large boulder of historic significance, still takes place today in Interlaken near the ruins of Unspunnen castle.
BH/FF10/Swiss Lloyd Collection Unmounted Imp
UNDER THE TERMS OF THE BEQUEST, NONE OF THE PRINTS OR DRAWINGS BEQUEATHED BY R. W. LLOYD MAY BE LENT OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM (Registration Numbers 1958,0712.318 to 3149).
Prints & Drawings
View of the Unspunnen Shepherds' Festival; a crowd gathers around an open space in the centre in which are wrestlers; to the left is a dining table, a cart of hay and two red and white striped tents; a horse-drawn cart in the left foreground carries barrels of drink, which are carried by a pair of figures in the foreground; in the right foreground, a woman serves drink from a barrel under a tree; two men argue, one holding a Swiss horn, the other a rifle; up the slope to the right is a castle; the Jungfrau mountain looms over the scene in the background. Lithograph with hand-colouring.
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Object reference number: PPA292128
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