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:

Vangelli Gallery

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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