Sicilian Coastal Landscape with a view of Ruffo Castle in La Scaletta
Watercolour. 22.5 x 33 cm.
Signed and dated lower right: C. Werner f. 1837.
In flawless condition. Inscribed "La Scaletta" to the reverse by the artist.
Carl Werner was among the most talented German watercolourists of the 19th century. This wonderfully fresh depiction of La Scaletta in Sicily with the seat of the Ruffo family was painted just a few years after his arrival in Italy, where he stayed for almost 25 years. The watercolour is a brilliant example of the German Romantic's idealised image of the Italian peninsula.