Winter landscape ca. 1903

Winter landscape. A snowy meadow crossed by a small ice-free stream (right foreground to left background). The end of the meadow is formed by a sparse row of spruce trees with low bushes. In the background snowy, wooded mountain slopes.

JQAW# L_1903_010
Oil on cardboard on wood 51 x 68 cm
Signature: J. Q. Ɑdams Ski-Heil (redrawn by foreign hand)
Private collection Austria.

One of the few surviving pure landscape paintings by Adams. Undocumented to date. Undated, but classified as pre-1905 (ca. 1903) based on the signature. The picture title Ski-Heil reflects the private interests of the sporty artist, an ambitious skier and mountain ski-tourer (first ascent of the Posthorn with touring skis). Probably created in the area of Lake Wolfgang, where Adams regularly vacationed at the Bürglgut of his parents in law in Strobl and since 1919 also owned his own wooden house in St. Gilgen.




Auction Dorotheum Vienna 27.4.2005 Lot 14.
Auction Dorotheum Linz 3.5.2022 Lot 176.
Private collection Austria.