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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR

Janus La Cour
DANISH
CHÂTEAU DE CHILLON, LAKE GENEVA
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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTOR

Janus La Cour
DANISH
CHÂTEAU DE CHILLON, LAKE GENEVA
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Janus La Cour
1837-1909
DANISH
CHÂTEAU DE CHILLON, LAKE GENEVA
signed, inscribed and dated Chillon. 12 Septbr 1876 J. La Cour lower left
oil on canvas
45.5 by 76cm., 18 by 30in.
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Provenance

Sale: Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 30 May 2000, lot 215
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Situated on the eastern end of lake Geneva, between Montreux and Villeneuve, the Château de Chillon, listed as a historic monument, is one of the most visited medieval castles in Switzerland. Its spectacular position attracted numerous artists in the nineteenth century; Gustave Courbet painted a whole series of views of the castle during his Swiss exile. Janus La Cour travelled a lot in Switzerland and in Italy. In this view the artist, who favored pure natural idyll without figures, depicted the peaceful harmony of the site and the mirror effects of the calm water.

19th Century European Paintings

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