L’Ascension Du Mont Blanc Par Un Aveugle: M. Campbell Franchissant La Cote De La Tournette


Accession Number: 2013.28

Description: Engraved illustration from the September 25th, 1880 edition of the French magazine, "L'Illustration"; the picture features an ice covered mountain slope angled sharply up to the right and disappearing overhead; a team of six climbers heads up the slope of a lesser peak in the near left foreground near a unique pointed rock, emerging from a dark crevice in the lower right; one climber stands atop the lesser hill, resting on his climbing pick, a second is halfway up, and holds the rope for his fellows; figure four appears to be Francis Campbell, climbers on either side assist him as he begins to climb; a sixth man at the end of the roped procession braces himself slightly to anchor the line; signed in lower left, "D. Semeghini" and in lower right, "Ch. Baude"; legend at top, "25 Septenbre 1880 L'Illustration No 1961 -- 209".

Height: 14.125

Width: 10.125

Date Made: 1880

Maker: Semeghini, Defendi

Place of Origin: Paris, France

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2013.28.

Subjects: Blind persons Blindness Mountaineering Mountains

Dimension Notes: overall

Made: Semeghini, Defendi; Baude, Charles

Material: Paper

Updated: 03/31/2014