German watercolor House of Zisa Palermo by Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808-1894), titled on back #15, circa 1878. This watercolor also involves the mediums of pencil and chalk pastel and has been restored. It is framed in a heavily carved gilt frame.
Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner was born in Weimer, Germany on October 4, 1808. He studied under Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld in Leipzig. After taking two years off to study architecture in Munich, he returned to painting and won a scholarship to study in Italy. He founded a studio in Venice and often exhibited at the New Watercolour Society. Werner traveled extensively through England, Spain, Egypt, Palestine, Greece and Sicily. He is perhaps most well-known for his watercolors of Jerusalem and was one of the first non-Muslims granted access into the Dome of the Rock. He was a professor at the Leipzig Academy until his death in 1894.
Dimensions: (Frame) 37"H x 32.5"W