At Handeck

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.

Key facts

Artist dates
1810 - 1864
Full title
At Handeck
Date made
about 1860
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
39.4 × 24.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mr Asbjørn Lunde through the American Friends of the National Gallery
Inventory number
Location in Gallery