Chalets at Rigi

Calame was the leading landscape painter of 19th-century Switzerland. Here, mountain-top chalets have become almost like features of the landscape into which they seem to sink, their steep roofs catching sunlight.

Key facts

Artist dates
1810 - 1864
Full title
Chalets at Rigi
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
40.6 x 62.2 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the American Friends of the National Gallery, London Inc., from the collection of Asbjørn Lunde
Inventory number
Location in Gallery