Description & Technical information

This extensive watercolour view of the city of Naples from the east is likely to date from the beginning of the 1850s, when Eduard Hildebrandt travelled through Italy on his way to Greece, Turkey and Egypt. The scene depicts the Castel dell’Ovo at the extreme left of the composition, with the Castel Sant’Elmo on the hill at the centre right. 

Watercolour, with touches of white heightening, over an underdrawing in pencil, on two joined sheets of paper, laid down.

Medium: Watercolour
Dimensions: 16.7 x 54.9 cm (6⁵/₈ x 21⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: The estate of the artist, Berlin, with a variant of the estate stamp (Lugt 1258a) - E. Hildebrandt / NACHLASS - stamped at the lower right.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints