Richard Henry Wright (1857-1930)
Dent Blanche, Valais, Switzerland
Signed, inscribed and dated l.r.: Dent Blanche RHWright 1912, watercolour over traces of pencil heightened with white
18.5 x 26 cm; 7 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches
Framed in a silver moulding 32.5 x 42 cm.; 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
The Dent Blanche is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, familiar to those who have visited Zermatt, and marking the division between French and German speaking Switzerland. Popular with climbers, the summit is a converging point of three ridges, and it has four steep faces which rise over four glaciers.
Wright was married to the fellow artist Catherine Wood (1857-1939).