Oetzthal

Petersen sketched this view in the Austrian Alps on his way to Italy in September 1850 on a scholarship from the Danish Academy. It probably took him no more than an hour. He focused on the play of light on the mountains and the atmospheric effects of the clouds, leaving the foreground bare, his broad pencil drawing still visible.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1812 - 1880
Full title
Oetzthal
Date made
1850
Medium and support
Pencil and oil on paper laid down on canvas
Dimensions
19.7 × 35.7 cm
Inscription summary
Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Peter Hecht in memory of Erika Langmuir
Inventory number
NG6662
Location in Gallery