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Image number: RS.14147
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Matterhorn

Date

1870

Creator

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 180mm
width (print): 255mm
height (card support): 263mm
width (card support): 355mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > mountain
nature
   > river

Description

Landscape view of the Matterhorn from a stretch of the the River Gorner, Zermatt, Switzerland. A man poses for a photograph on a bridge connecting two clusters of cabins on either side of the river. Swiss pine trees, Pinus cembra, can be seen in the foreground and the background.

Forward facing inscription: ‘Matterhorn on way to Riffel’

The ‘Riffel’ referred to is possibly the Riffelhorn, a mountain located south of Zermatt in the canton of Valais.

Object history

Purchased by the Royal Society, 2019.

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > Switzerland