Louis Lachat - Mountain Landscape - 1938

Oil on wooden panel representing a mountain landscape of the French Alps. It is the passage of Moûtiers, famous for being the place chosen by the Carthaginian general Hannibal and his army of 30,000 men, 37 elephants and 15,000 horses to cross the Alps in October 218 BC at the start of the Second Punic War, with the intention of invading Italy and delivering a fatal blow to Rome. An annotation on the back identifies the title of the work, La route d'Annibal à Moûtiers.

Artist: Louis Lachat (1873-1948).
Signed and dated in the lower-left corner. Title on back
Medium: Oil on wood panel.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 59 x 75 cm. / 23 ¼ x 29 ½ in.
Frame: 71 x 87 cm. / 28 x 34 ¼ in. Wood. Contemporary. Very good condition with minor signs of wear.
Origin: France.