Carl Werner – Studies of a seated man and spinner in Renaissance costume

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Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808 – 1894)

Study of a seated man in Renaissance costume, 1848

Graphite and watercolour on paper

43 x 28 cm.

Inscriptions: (bottom left) Studie (SIC) for the picture of the “Poor Man” / Sir Francis Scott’s; (bottom right) C. Werner. f., 1848.

It is a preparatory study, then changed to one of the characters, traditionally identified as a prelate, of the Interno Veneziano auctioned at Christie’s in New York in 2010 (New York, Rockefeller Plaza, Sale 2282, Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors, 27 January 2010).
(Alessandra Imbellone)

Behind the first drawing there is:

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Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808 – 1894)

Study of spinner in Renaissance costume, 1848

Graphite on paper

It is a preparatory study, then changed to one of the characters of the Interno Veneziano auctioned at Christie’s in New York in 2010 (New York, Rockefeller Plaza Sale 2282, Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors , 27 January 2010). It can be dated with certainty to 1848 as this is the date affixed by the author on another preparatory drawing for the same composition.

(Alessandra Imbellone)

 

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Carl Werner – Mass at the Colosseum

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Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808 – 1894)

Preaching in the Colosseum

Tempera on coloured paper

55 x 34 cm.

1850 ca

This tempera depicts the sermon given by a Capuchin friar inside the Colosseum, from an eighteenth century wooden pulpit, in the presence of faithful and pilgrims in Ciociarian costume. This subject was particularly loved by Nordic artists who worked in Rome in the nineteenth century, such as the Danish Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg who used this kind of scenes in the second decade of the century. The publisher Audot made this subject popular in incisions.
(Alessandra Imbellone)