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Boulders by a Lake

Rocks on the Lake's Edge (Rochers à côté d'un lac)

85: Boulders by a Lake

Alexandre Calame
Vevey 1810 - 1864 Menton

Private collection
Rights held by: Private collection

A Swiss painter and printmaker, Calame studied under François Diday in Geneva. He traveled to the Bernese Oberland and central Switzerland each summer to draw and paint, using these studies to create studio compositions. He went to Holland in 1838 and 1852 to study Dutch landscape painting and also visited Italy in 1844, London in 1850, and the Mediterranean in 1853. Following success in the Paris Salon in 1839, he became renowned for his Alpine views.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
32.3 × 46.4 cm

Created: 1857 - 1861

Section: Rocks and Grottoes

This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century

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