Skip to main content
The Geltenbach Falls with an Ice Bridge
Caspar Wolf

A torrent of white water crashes onto the rocks below, framed by an arc of ice forming a natural bridge. Brushwork alone distinguishes flowing water from frozen. On his Alpine excursions, the Swiss artist Wolf documented natural phenomena for both artistic and scientific ends.

Key facts
Artist Caspar Wolf
Artist dates 1735 - 1783
Full title The Geltenbach Falls in the Lauenen Valley with an Ice Bridge
Date made about 1778
Medium and support Oil on paper laid onto hardboard
Dimensions 27.8 × 19.7 cm
Inscription summary Inscribed
Acquisition credit On loan from the collection of Asbjørn Lunde
Inventory number L1227
Location in Gallery Room 46
Why can't I download this image?

The National Gallery has endeavoured to make as many images of the collection as possible available for non-commercial use. However, an image of this painting is not available to download. This may be due to third party copyright restrictions.

If you require a license for commercial use of this image, please use the National Gallery Company's Online Picture Library or contact them using the following: