Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe (1814–1906), Sketchbooks and albums, Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours

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'Mount Pers, Piz Palu, Zupo, Crastaguzza, Bernina, Morteratch & Buval; and the Morteratch Glacier; from near Montebello on the Bernina Road, 1880' [Switzerland]

Admiral Sir Edward Gennys Fanshawe (1814–1906)

Object details:

Object ID PAI4710
Description No. 38 in Fanshawe's Baltic and later album, 1843 - 83. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. A view of the Bernina Range, on the eastern Swiss border with Italy, of which Piz Bernina, 4049 m is the highest of the peaks shown. Munt Pers is 3207 metres; Piz Palü, 3905; Piz Zupò 3,995; Crast' Agüzza, 3869; Piz Morteratsch, 3751: 'Buval' may be Piz Alv, 3995 m. This is a classic general view of them across the Morteratsch Glacier, with the party in the foreground presumably being Fanshawe's family or friends. Fanshawe retired from active service, aged 65, in November 1879 and this is one of a group of drawings done on holiday in Switzerland the following year (PAI4709 - 4712).
Date made 1880

Artist/Maker Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials watercolour
Measurements Sheet: 177 x 252 mm
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