David Alois Schmid / Attributed – Costumes of the 26 Cantons, Switzerland (A Pair)


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Two finely detailed watercolours over brush and pencil outline. Both pictures have been mounted.

Each sheet: 12 1/2 x 18 in. (31.8 x 45.7 cm.)
Each mount: 18 3/8 x 23 7/8 in. (46.7 x 60.5 cm.)


Schmid, David Alois (1791-1861)

Schmid acquired his skills as a draftsman in Lucerne then later in the artist colony of Johann Heinrich Bleuler in Feuerthalen. His brothers, Franz Schmid (1796-1851) and Martin Schmid (1786-1842) were also artistically active. He produced many engravings and sold numerous gouaches and drawings to wealthy tourists. Schmid chose particularly picturesque locations and was coveted for his panoramic landscapes and costume designs.