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Walchensee Landscape, 1923

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
74.3×98.7 cm


  • Lovis Corinth

    (Tapiau/Gwardeisk 1858–1925 Zandvoort)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Lake Walchensee in Bavaria was a central motif in the late work of German painter Lovis Corinth (1858–1925). In this painting, the artist depicts the lakeside Fischer Hotel from a top-down view. The hotel is situated in the little Alpine village of Urfeld on Lake Walchensee in Upper Bavaria, where Corinth and his wife Charlotte Berend-Corinth (1880–1967) found, from 1919, a quiet retreat from the big-city life of Berlin. The rural scenery with a laundry line and grazing cows in the foreground look idyllic. Shining from behind the building lies the silvery lake. The backdrop of the darkling Alpine range with its subdued colors gives a sense pf the time shortly after sunset. The slanted perspective with its diagonally applied brushstrokes brings visual vibrancy to the composition.

Object data

  • Lovis Corinth
Walchensee Landscape
Alternative title
Walchensee, Pasture with Three Cows
Art movement
Oil on canvas
74.3×98.7 cm
Signed and dated lower left: Lovis Corinth 1923.
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 109
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • Deutscher Expressionismus. Die Sammlungen Braglia und Johenning, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger/Ivan Ristić, Köln 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 15.11.2019-20.04.2020).
  • Charlotte Berend-Corinth/Béatrice Hernard: Lovis Corinth. Die Gemälde. Werkverzeichnis. 2. Auflage, München 1992.
Catalogue raisonne
  • Berend-Corinth/Hernard 1992: 921

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Auktion: 24.11.1982, Sotheby´s London, Los 81 mit Abb. (1)
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1982-1994);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Charlotte Berend-Corinth / Béatrice Hernard, Lovis Corinth. Die Gemälde. Werkverzeichnis, München 1992, S. 193, Nr. 921, Abb. S. 842: „Walchensee, Wiese mit drei Kühen“

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