Artwork Title: Simplon Pass - Artist Name: John Singer Sargent

Simplon Pass

John Singer Sargent, 1911

28 x 36 inch
"The artist undertook his landscape and figure paintings in oils and watercolors on many leisure visits to picturesque locales with friends and relatives, including this great Alpine pass in Switzerland near the border of Italy. He probably visited and sketched the view depicted in Simplon Pass as early as 1904, and returned for extended visits in 1909, 1910, and 1911. More than simply a document of the distinctive silhouette of the Hübschhorn and its surroundings, the view is a study of the clear Alpine light and air on the rocky terrain. " source: NGA USA. Highly detailed image available at:

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