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Presented by Asbjørn Lunde to the American Friends of the National Gallery, 2012, by whom loaned to the National Gallery

A gnarled, solitary pine stands silhouetted like a sentinel against the Haslital Valley. The Grimsel Pass is nearby and in the distance the river Aare spills to the valley floor far below.

The Swiss landscape master Calame often visited this site in search of spectacular motifs.

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