Alexandre Calamé

Vevey 1810 – Mentone 1864

“ The overwhelming power of nature, may it be peaceful or destructive, is the motif of C.’s painting, in which he depicts i. a. mountainscapes, lakes and plateaus … Rodelphe Toepfer saw in C. the master of the Alpine painting. C.’s manner of painting is influenced by the Netherlandish masters, especially Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael and Meindert Hobbema ”

Valentina Anker, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon XV (1997), 545

“ Many years ago I bought from you the print/litho from Mourot ‘Sophia....’ We are still very happy with this acquisition. For my collection and family history/genealogy I am looking for some very special prints … ”

(Mijnheer P. van de W., May 19, 2012)