?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
DAVID DELLEPIANE (1866-1932)
CHEMIN DE FER / CHAMONIX - MONTENVERS. Circa 1910.
42 1/4x29 inches, 107 1/4x73 1/2 cm. Moullot, Paris. Condition B+: expertly-repaired tear through lower left image and corner; repaired tears and overpainting in margins; repaired tears and creases in image.
The Chamonix-Montenvers Rail was completed in 1909 and enabled tourists to easily make the ascent to view the astonishing glacier, the "Sea of Ice." The different vignettes depict the elaborate viaducts required for the train tracks, the cog railway itself, an Alpine herder and his flock, and the train's terminal, the Refuge du Montenvers, built in 1880. Italian-born Dellepiane studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Marseille and worked under the direction of Jules Chéret in Paris in the early 1890s. Le Train p. 29, Alpi 41, Chemins de Fer 71.