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3 VIEWS OF Matterhorn 1880s

Lot 2058 Details

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1. VITTORIO SELLA. Summit of the Matterhorn, from the Tyndall Peak, 13,973 feet, c. 1879-1892, Sella number AV 74(1). 11.6x15.1" collodion print, printed c. 1893, mounted on 12x9 1/2" heavy brown board. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: 74. Matterhorn, from Tynall Peak; inscribed in pencil: A; inscribed in blue pencil: illegible; Stamped in ink on mount verso: Depose / Tous Droits Reserves / V. Stella - Biella; inscribed in pencil: AV 74 (1).

2. VITTORIO SELLA. Matterhorn, from the Zmutt ravine, c. 1879-1892, Sella number AV 124. 11.3x11.6" collodion print, printed c. 1893, flush mounted on thin board, mounted on 12 1/8x15 3/4" grey board. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: Alps Matterhorn 124 AV; inscribed in pencil on mount verso: Matterhorn from Zmutt Ravine / illegible / 48 (circled); inscribed in blue pencil: 124 / AV / 1.

3. VITTORIO SELLA. Matterhorn, from Col d'Herens, 13,415 feet, c. 1879-1892, Sella number AV 258. 16.5x22.2" SILVER print, printed c. 1893, flush mounted on thin board, mounted on 24x18" grey board. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: Alps Matterhorn from Col d'Herens, 11,415 feet. 258 AV; inscribed in ink on mount verso: Alps./ Matterhorn from North; inscribed in blue pencil: 258/ AV.

Matterhorn mountain is situated in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is one of the most famous and distinctive of all Alpine peaks. The Matterhorn is a pyramidal-shaped colossus, standing at a skyline-dominating elevation of 4478 metres (14,690 feet tall) which makes it the sixth highest mountain in the Alps and in Europe. Its four steep faces rise above the nearby glaciers and face the four compass points, north, east, south and west. Although not the highest peak in the Alps its fame is due to its almost impossible shape; an unusual landform with a summit that appears to extend over its north face, making it look like a cobra about to strike.

The first successful ascent of this iconic peak was on July 14, 1865 by a team led by English illustrator, climber and explorer Edward Whymper. He had previously made several unsuccessful attempts on the summit. The climb was marred by tragedy as four team members lost their lives in a fall just below the summit during the descent. The second ascent occurred just three days after Whymper's triumph, from the Italian side. The mountain's difficult north face wasn't climbed until July 31 and August 1, 1931 Credit: https://www.beautifulworld.com/europe/switzerland/matterhorn/

Vittorio Sella made the first winter ascent of the Matterhorn in 1882.
Condition
1. 74(1) Very Good: Light wear, dirt and abrasions, slight color shift bottem edge, edge and corner wear. Mount has dirt, edge and corner wear, pieces missing, marks.
2. 124 Good: Moderate wear,abrasions and dirty. Mount has edge and corner wear, is dirty.
3. 258 Fair to Good: Moderate wear, dirt and abrasions 3/8" tear in lower edge of print; black mark on upper edge of print; Mount has dirt edge and corner wear and marks.
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3 VIEWS OF Matterhorn 1880s

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Lot 2058 Details

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1. VITTORIO SELLA. Summit of the Matterhorn, from the Tyndall Peak, 13,973 feet, c. 1879-1892, Sella number AV 74(1). 11.6x15.1" collodion print, printed c. 1893, mounted on 12x9 1/2" heavy brown board. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: 74. Matterhorn, from Tynall Peak; inscribed in pencil: A; inscribed in blue pencil: illegible; Stamped in ink on mount verso: Depose / Tous Droits Reserves / V. Stella - Biella; inscribed in pencil: AV 74 (1).

2. VITTORIO SELLA. Matterhorn, from the Zmutt ravine, c. 1879-1892, Sella number AV 124. 11.3x11.6" collodion print, printed c. 1893, flush mounted on thin board, mounted on 12 1/8x15 3/4" grey board. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: Alps Matterhorn 124 AV; inscribed in pencil on mount verso: Matterhorn from Zmutt Ravine / illegible / 48 (circled); inscribed in blue pencil: 124 / AV / 1.

3. VITTORIO SELLA. Matterhorn, from Col d'Herens, 13,415 feet, c. 1879-1892, Sella number AV 258. 16.5x22.2" SILVER print, printed c. 1893, flush mounted on thin board, mounted on 24x18" grey board. Inscribed in ink on mount recto: Alps Matterhorn from Col d'Herens, 11,415 feet. 258 AV; inscribed in ink on mount verso: Alps./ Matterhorn from North; inscribed in blue pencil: 258/ AV.

Matterhorn mountain is situated in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is one of the most famous and distinctive of all Alpine peaks. The Matterhorn is a pyramidal-shaped colossus, standing at a skyline-dominating elevation of 4478 metres (14,690 feet tall) which makes it the sixth highest mountain in the Alps and in Europe. Its four steep faces rise above the nearby glaciers and face the four compass points, north, east, south and west. Although not the highest peak in the Alps its fame is due to its almost impossible shape; an unusual landform with a summit that appears to extend over its north face, making it look like a cobra about to strike.

The first successful ascent of this iconic peak was on July 14, 1865 by a team led by English illustrator, climber and explorer Edward Whymper. He had previously made several unsuccessful attempts on the summit. The climb was marred by tragedy as four team members lost their lives in a fall just below the summit during the descent. The second ascent occurred just three days after Whymper's triumph, from the Italian side. The mountain's difficult north face wasn't climbed until July 31 and August 1, 1931 Credit: https://www.beautifulworld.com/europe/switzerland/matterhorn/

Vittorio Sella made the first winter ascent of the Matterhorn in 1882.
Condition
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1. 74(1) Very Good: Light wear, dirt and abrasions, slight color shift bottem edge, edge and corner wear. Mount has dirt, edge and corner wear, pieces missing, marks.
2. 124 Good: Moderate wear,abrasions and dirty. Mount has edge and corner wear, is dirty.
3. 258 Fair to Good: Moderate wear, dirt and abrasions 3/8" tear in lower edge of print; black mark on upper edge of print; Mount has dirt edge and corner wear and marks.

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