Xavier Leprince


Xavier Leprince
French, 1799–1826

Reproduction of Landscape of Susten, Switzerland (Paysage du Susten en Suisse), 1824
Oil on canvas
Original: 32 x 41 in. (81.5 x 105 cm)
Louvre, Paris

In Landscape of Susten, Switzerland, Xavier Leprince interprets the craze for alpine tourism as adventurers from England crossed the continent to experience the grandeur of glaciers. The artist amusingly depicts the collision of high-altitude travelers with goats and cows along a mountain pass.