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Tuesday 23 March 2021, 03:00 PM • Rome


Ettore Ferrari

(Roma 1845 - 1929)

The Fortress of Canossa


€ 200 - 300


€ 256

The price includes buyer's premium


watercolor on cardboard
18.7 x 27.8 cm
initialed lower right: EF


Ferrari Frey heirs.

The Emilian fortress of Countess Matilde, as well as for its medieval past, perched as it is on a monumental boulder, it must have deeply affected the painters of the 19th century, both for romantic theme and historical revival linked to the figure of the combative contessa, which for the character rugged and wild landscape in which it stands out. Ettore Ferrari had made during the 80s numerous monuments ded icati to the figure of Garibaldi in the Emilia region, in Forlì, in Fidenza, in Savignano sul Rubicone and is most likely during his travels to design and implement these his monuments, had to make the watercolor, as usual taken live. The choice of the point of view, to the north of the town, captures the steepest and most uninhabited side of the place and the castle of the countess is barely on the profile of the big rock.

Patrizia Rosazza

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