Literature: Daniel Chalke, Ulrike Gauss & Henning Weidemann, Eugene Cuvelier, 1996, cat. no. 9, illustrated p. 124
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A celebrated snow study by one of the greatest early landscape photographers.
This typical Barbizon subject shows Cuvelier's close relationship to the pioneering landscape painters of his day. One of the greatest landscape photographers of the mid nineteenth century, Cuvelier's remarkable salt prints convey an image of nature which although often more romantic than naturailstic does convey its wildness. The present prized snow scene is at once a powerful formal statement about light and dark, positive and negative, and a moving study of the beaty to be found in a scene that initially appears so unassuming.