Panoramic view of the village Saint-Nicolas in The Valley of Zermatt ( Swiss canton Valais) was executed by French landscape painter Jean Henri Zuber ( 1844 – 1909). He was born in Rixheim, in the Haut-Rhin département of Alsace. He served in the French navy from 1863 to 1868, and took part in the French campaign against Korea in 1866.Zuber entered the atelier of Charles Gleyre in 1868 and was admitted to the Salon des artistes français in 1869. In 1873 he published an account of his experiences in Korea, with his own illustrations, in the Hachette periodical Le Tour du Monde.
From 1884 he is listed as a member of the Société d´aquarellistes français or "French society of watercolourists".In 1886, he was made a knight of the Légion d´honneur.Zuber died in Paris on 7 April 1909
Literature: Benezit „ Dictionary of artist’s“ (in French) , Paris, 1999.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas, magnificent gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 25" x h 18" (63,5 x 45,5 cm); framed w 30 1/2" x h 24" (77,5 x 61 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.