- Museum number
- Object: Vue de la Cascade de Pissevache
A cascading waterfall on the left, people and animals on a road next to a winding river, with a distant view of mountain peaks to the right
Etching and aquatint with hand colouring
- Production date
- 1800 - 1820 (circa)
Height: 386 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 494 millimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- A notable tourist attraction, the Pissevache waterfall is located between Martigny and Saint-Maurice in the canton of Valais.
Goethe recorded a visit to Pissevache in 1779: ‘Below in the spray, wherever you go, you have close before you a rainbow.. We climbed all around… and wished we were able to spend whole days and many a good hour of our life on this spot’. Linck has admirably captured the effect of spray surrounding the cascade with delicately applied bodycolour.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 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 and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 2222 (Lloyd Number)