Edward Theodore Compton, AC member, pioneer alpinist and painter lived at a time when the Alps were being explored and many of the great routes were being opened. This was the "Golden Age" of alpinism, the 150th anniversary of which occurs next year.
Compton made 27 first ascents and climbed with many of the big names of alpine climbing of the day. In an age before 35mm cameras, let alone digital, he recorded the mountains he saw in extraordinary detail and sensitivity in well over 1000 watercolour paintings.
To mark the anniversary, nine of the club's Compton paintings are being exhibited in the lecture room at Charlotte Road until mid December. In the interests of conservation, these paintings are rarely seen so this opportunity to see some of the club's best paintings is not to be missed.
Previous Exhibitions As originally published; these are not reports on the exhibitions.
55/56 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3QF