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SVIZZERA MERAVIGLIOSA: VEDUTE DI ARTISTI STRANIERI, 1770-1914/MAGNIFICENT SWITZERLAND: VIEWS BY FOREIGN ARTISTS, 1770-1914. William Hauptman. Villa Favorita, Fondazione Thyssen-Bornemisza, Lugano, 1991. Published in association with Electa, Milan. 234 pp. with 187 ills. (88 col.). 28 x 26 cm. ISBN 884353646X Bilingual in Italian and English.
Surveying artistic interpretations of the Alpine landscape from the Neoclassical period to World War I, this catalogue features excellent reproductions of 89 watercolors, paintings and drawings, including landscapes by English and French artists such as Cozens, Turner, Ruskin, Corot and Courbet as well as works by Juel, Bierstadt, Koch and other noted painters. Lengthy discussions of the featured pieces are prefaced by an essay examining the transformation in the traveler's image of Switzerland from the late 18th to the early 20th century and the evolution of Alpine themes in art over the period.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900 — Drawing and Watercolor, Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,15,42
Worldwide Number: 023258
Paperbound $58.50    

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