From Pilatus-Kulm by Walter Crane, RWS 1845-1915. Watercolour and bodycolour on brown paper, 8 1/2 14 inches; monogrammed, dated Sept. 30. 1902 and inscribed with title. [Click on image to enlarge it.] “Crane was an Aesthetic Movement painter, designer and illustrator who (incidentally) invented a children’s book character called ‘Mr Michael Mouse’. He was also a great traveller. This is one aspect of the spectacular view across the Alps from the Hotel Pilatus-Kulm in Switzerland, which opened in 1890 at the top of the world’s steepest cogwheel railway.” — Rupert Maas

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References

Rowley, Charles. Fifty Years of Work without Wages. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1911. University of California at Los Angeles copy made available online by Internet Archive. Web. 9 November 2012.


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