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The glacier of Grindelwald; grassy bank in foreground where two figures sit to left, looking at glacier flow; a tall pine tree in the foreground, mountains beyond
Watercolour with pen and grey ink and some gum arabic
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Height: 325 millimetres
Width: 488 millimetres
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- One of a series of Alpine scenes painted by Pars to record a journey he made in 1770 in the company of Lord Palmerston. For curatorial comment on these Alpine watercolours see 1870,0514.1220. For a detailed account of the whole tour see A. Wilton, 'William Pars: Journey Through the Alps', (Zurich, 1979).
Pars and Palmerston inspected the Grindelwald glaciers on 3 August 1770 (see: W.Hauptman, Magnificent Switzerland: Views by Foreign Artists 1770-1914, exh. cat., Fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano, 1991, no.3).
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1771 Royal Academy, no.146
1936 BM Canaletto to Constable, no no.
1991 Aug-Oct, Villa Favorita, Lugano, 'Swiss Views', no.3
2018-19, 16 Nov - 13 Jan, BM: Joseph Anton Koch: Acquisition in Focus
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