(b. 1813, Wien, d. 1876, Salzburg)

The Grossvenediger

Oil on canvas, 76 x 107 cm
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

Hansch specialised in high-Alpine landscapes with their exciting spatial dimensions. He went on tough climbing tours in the mountains, in order to observe nature in these regions. In this work he depicts the high-Alpine region as a majestic spectacle. The tiny figures crouching at the top of a sheer rock face are dwarfed by the awesome grandeur of the snow-covered peak of the Grossivenediger, a veritable seat of the gods.