Very fine hand coloured aquatint. Sheet: 195 x 165mm, (7¾ x 6½"). Trimmed.
An interior scene in the rooms of the prior of the Great St Bernard Hospice. There has been a hostel at the Great St Bernard Pass since the 9th century, built for the protection of travellers crossing the alps. It was at the hospice that the St Bernard dog breed was created, bred to help with mountain rescues in the treacherous terrain.
[Ref: 40387] £120.00