ITALIAN SCHOOL, 19th century
Veduta di Palermo da Mare
Italy: 1834. Pen-and-ink, watercolour and gouache, painted black border, titled and dated in white gouache in the lower margin within the border. Image size (including text): 15 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches. Sheet size: 20 x 27 7/8 inches.
Lovely 19th-century watercolour of Palermo.
Catering to the foreigners flocking to the region on the Grand Tour, this lovely watercolour shows the town of Palermo with its beautiful hills and mountains in the background, with a large fort in the harbour, with a British and French ship beside it. The sky is awash in pinks and blues, displaying the incredible light of the region.