About this artwork

In the summer and autumn of 1888 Stott spent four months in the Swiss Alps, where he completed over thirty pastels and small oil sketches of mountain scenes, waterfalls and torrents. In visiting the Alps, Stott was influenced by John Ruskin who encouraged artists in his publication ‘Modern Painters’ to go to Switzerland. Stott’s alpine views match the sublime quality found in those of JMW Turner. The Fiescherhorn mountain range is in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. The highest peak is the icy Grosses Fiescherhorn which is over four-thousand meters above sea level.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    William StottEnglish (1857 - 1900)
  • title:
    The Fiescherhorn Glacier
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • materials:
    Pastel on paper
  • measurements:
    24.80 x 32.40 cm (framed: 43.20 x 58.40 x 2.20 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Allan McLean Bequest 1928
  • accession number:
    D NG 1693
  • gallery:
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William Stott

William Stott