Cuno Amiet

Landscape from the Jura Mountains


Not on display

Cuno Amiet 1868–1961
Original title
Landschaft mit Jura
Watercolour on paper
Support: 251 × 298 mm
Presented by Mrs Leila Pirani 1960

Catalogue entry

Cuno 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.

Published in:
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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