The Geltenbach Falls with an Ice Bridge

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 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
27.8 × 19.7 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
On loan from the collection of Asbjørn Lunde
Inventory number
Location in Gallery