Approximately 300 Various W/C's by Johan Martin Steiger
Lot 120*
MOUNTAINEERING - SWITZERLAND STEIGER (JOHANN MARTIN) An extensive archive of original artwork, mostly of views in Swizerland, many of the mountains, including upwards of 450 images, 1880s
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,191) inc. premium

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MOUNTAINEERING - SWITZERLAND STEIGER (JOHANN MARTIN) An extensive archive of original artwork, mostly of views in Swizerland, many of the mountains, including upwards of 450 images, 1880s
MOUNTAINEERING - SWITZERLAND
STEIGER (JOHANN MARTIN) An extensive archive of original artwork, mostly views in Swizterland, many of the Alps, including upwards of 450 images, comprising (all numbers approximate) 115 watercolours, 120 watercolours en grisaille or en brunaille, and 244 drawings in pencil or ink, variously on album leaves (a few framed) or tipped into 9 albums and sketchbooks, various sizes (the largest approximately 470 x 350mm.), [mostly 1880s-early 1890s] (collection)

Footnotes

  • Johann Martin Steiger (1829-1899) was a pioneering mountaineer who, in 1869, founded the Säntis section of the Swiss Alpine Club (itself having been formed six years previously). A business man he was also a talented artist, his artwork published in Die schweizerischen Alpenpässe und die Postkurse im Gebirge ("Swiss Alpine Passes and Postal Routes in the Mountains"), 1893.

    The archive includes many views of the type popular amongst tourists to Switzerland, but a significant portion is of mountaineering interest, including: Otemma Glacier, Valais, 1874, and several other views there; Rhone Glacier, Valais, 1888, both at valley level and at higher altitude; Blümlisalp seen from Lake Oeschinen, Bernese Oberland, 1868; Grand Combin de Graffeneire, Valais, 1869; panorama of peaks in the Pennine Alps, including Mont Blanc, Grand Combin, Pigne d'Arolla, etc.; Moiry Glacier, Valais; Bec d'Epicoune, Valais, 2 views; Hüfi Glacier, Uri, 1859; panoramic view from Piz Grevasalvas, Graubünden, 1886; Les Diablons, Valais, 1874; climbers on the Uri-Rotstock, Uri; Scaletta Pass seen from the Schwarzhorn, Davos, Graubünden; Forno Glacier, Roseg Glacier, and panorama from Piz Nair, all Graubünden, 1886

    Provenance: the artist; by descent to Carl Martin Steiger of St. Gallen, Switzerland; his daughter Fanny Lina Steiger [1897-c.1983] of Teufen, Switzerland; thence by descent to the present owner.
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