Sylvretta vom grossen Maderer. 1910. Oil on canvas. Index Operum no. 1356, there inscribed "towards sun, fresh snow. 'auf lichter Höhe'" by the artist. Lower right signed and dated. Verso of the stretcher with a hand-written number and an old label. 85.5 x 121.5 cm (33.6 x 47.8 in).
• Impressive larges-ize painting of one of the most awesome mountain ranges in the Eastern Alps • Malerisch ungemein variationsreiche Ausführung • Compton, an enthusiastic alpinist, prepares his topographically exact paintings in drawings executed on alpine tours • Acquired by the Münchner Kunstverein in 1911.
We are grateful to Mrs Sibylle Brandes, Tutzing, for her kind expert advice.
PROVENANCE: Münchner Kunstverein (acquired in 1911) Private collection Brasil. Dorotheum, Vienna, auction on October 7, 2009, lot 404 (with illu.). Private collection Austria (acquired at aforementioend auction).