Hoher Göll vom Watzmann-Hocheck. 1919. Oil on canvas. Lower left signed and dated. Verso with color study of Lake Starnberg (Rose Island) in oil. 61 x 91.2 cm (24 x 35.9 in).
PROVENANCE: Private collection Southern Germany.
LITERATURE: Jürgen und Sibylle Brandes, E. T. Compton. Maler und Bergsteiger, Munich 2007, p. 87 (with color illu. 159). Siegrfried Wichmann, Compton. Edward Theodore & Edward Harrison. Maler und Alpinisten, Stuttgart 1999, pp. 50-51, 170-171 (with color illu., here differently titled as "Totes Gebirge (Grosser Priel 2.515 m, Wildkogelgruppe, Grosser Warschensteinstock)"). "When we reached the peak after a hard and seemingly interminablen ascension, Compton immediately began to paint. Many times I had to feed him, since he worked so feverish, as he feared that envious clouds might cover the surrounding mountain scenery." (K. Blodig, quote after: Brandes, p. 38)