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Edward Theodore Compton

London 1849 - Feldafing 1921


Edward Theodore Compton began to teach himself to draw from nature in 1863, attended art schools in England and went to Germany, first Darmstadt and then Munich from 1869. From 1874 Compton lived at Feldafing on Lake Starnberg. The impression made on him by the Bernese Oberland was so strong that Compton began to concentrate on Alpine scenery in his work at a time when the Alps were all the rage in England. Further trips took Compton to Switzerland, the Austrian Tyrol, Spain, Corsica, North Africa and Norway.
Edward Theodore Compton made a name for himself with paintings of the "Forum Romanum" (1877), "The Matterhorn" (1880) and "Die Gipfelstürmer" ["Storming the Peak"] (1888). Compton's landscapes are so flooded with light that his work can be classified as Impressionist. Alongside oil paintings, Edward Theodore Compton did numerous watercolours and drawings, many of which are in the literature published by the German and Austrian Alpenvereine [Alpine Associations]. Many of Compton's works appeared as xylographs (woodcuts) in such journals as "Über Land and Meer", "Leipziger Illustrierte Zeitschrift" and "Meisterwerke der Holzschneidekunst". Edward Theodore Compton's woodcuts exerted an enormous influence on other Alpine painters such as Ernst Heinrich Platz and Karl Arnold aus.
His children, Dora and Edward Harrison Compton, continued their father's work as painters of mountain landscapes.


Edward Theodore Compton - Großglockner von der Prager Hütte aus, früh
Edward Theodore Compton
Großglockner von der Prager Hütte aus, früh
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Edward Theodore Compton - Die Alpen von Graubünden vom Tödi aus
Edward Theodore Compton
Die Alpen von Graubünden vom Tödi aus
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Edward Theodore Compton - Gletscherplateau
Edward Theodore Compton
Gletscherplateau
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Rudolf Koch
Slg. v. diversen Büchern, Kleinschriften u. Briefen u. 1 Deutschlandkarte
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Tagebuch aus dem Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg
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Lyonel Feininger
The Disparagers (Die Höhnenden / Die Ausgestoßenen)
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Johann Adam Klein
1 Kassette mit 47 Original-Zeichnungen
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Antichita di Ercolano esposte, Bd. I-VII und IX (Catalogo). Zus. 8 Bände
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