View from Elmau towards the Alpspitz
  • Gabriele Münter
  • Berlin 1877 - 1962 Murnau
  • View from Elmau towards the Alpspitz, ca. 1924
  • Watercolour over black chalk, on paper,
  • estate stamp on the verso,
    inscribed by the artist with pencil
    on the mount: Alpspitz v. Elmau.
  • 330 × 239 mm
Gabriele Münter- and Johannes Eichner-Foundation, Munich

Gabriele Münter captured the winter landscape surrounding Castle Elmau in the Wetterstein Mountains in an array of drawings lithographs, and watercolours.

These works reflect each of the artist’s impressions, close to nature and true to detail, as in her transposition of the view from a tower room in the palatial hotel. The sweeping perspective extends from the workers in the foreground, attempting to clear the roofs of snow, to the distant panorama of the sun-drenched mountains.