- Cuno Amiet 1868–1961
- Original title
- Landschaft mit Jura
- Watercolour on paper
- Support: 251 x 298 mm
- Presented by Mrs Leila Pirani 1960
Catalogue entryCuno Amiet 1868-1961
T00394 Landscape with the Jura Mountains 1924
Inscribed 'CA | 24' b.r.
Watercolour on paper, 9 7/8 x 11 3/4 (25 x 30)
Presented by Mrs Leila Pirani 1960
Prov: Mr and Mrs Max Pirani, Petersfield, Hants. (gift from the artist)
Painted in the neighbourhood of the artist's home at Oschwand (Bern). It is a view looking across to the mountain chain of the Jura (letter from the artist, 9 June 1961). The backing is inscribed 'Aus dem Simmenthal [From the Simme Valley] 1923'.
Mr and Mrs Pirani are musicians who often visited the Amiets and who were painted by the artist on various occasions. A large full-length portrait of Mrs Pirani was among the works destroyed in the fire at the Munich Glaspalast in 1931.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.8, reproduced p.8
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