24 October 2000
Carl Ludwig Rundt (German, 1802-1868)
The cloister garden of Monreale near Palermo
signed with monogram, dated and inscribed lower left ER/1864/Monreale bei Pal.., and with the artist's label on the stretcher, inscribed Palermo
oil on canvas
97 x 136 cm
Acquired by a private collector, Berlin, in the late 19th century, thence by descent to the present owner.
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From 1828 to 1858 the artist travelled throughout Italy and lived periodically in Rome. After his return to Germany, he became courtpainter at the court of Prussia. His work mostly consists of Italian architectural views.
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