Richard Henry Wright (1857-1930)

Dent Blanche, Valais, Switzerland

Richard Henry Wright
Framed picture

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

£3300

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).