Glacier of Rosenlaui

John Brett


Physical Description

Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 445 x 419 mm
Signature: John Brett
Date on Image: Aug. 23/56'
Note: The artist's name and date are inscribed at the lower left.

Production Description

Production Date: 1856
Exhibition History: R.A., 1857 (no.1124)


Current Location: Tate Britain
Catalog Number: N05643
Archival History: Purchased by the Tate Gallery in 1946

Scholarly Commentary


DGR saw this work shortly after Brett returned from painting it in Switzerland. Both DGR and Ruskin, to whom he took the painting, greatly admired it.


  • The Pre-Raphaelites, Tate 1984, 146-147 (no.79).
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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