Sydney Lee

British, b.1866, d.1949

The Mountain Fortress

'In the Swiss town of Sion, the ruined Tourbillon Castle faces the fortified eleventh-century basilica of Notre-Dame de Valère (also known as Valère Castle) on the opposite hill. Lee exhibited an oil painting of the same composition titled 'Tourbillon and Valère' at the Royal Academy in 1910 (no. 109).'

Extract from 'Sydney Lee prints: a catalogue raisonné' by Robert Meyrick (Royal Academy of Arts, 2013)