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The ancient castle in the town of Valvasone

Sepia tones for the castle at the heart of the town

The ancient castle in the town of Valvasone painted during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

Staying in Valvasone, however I couldn’t avoid taking the time to paint the castle. The whole city develops around it and it is such an interesting structure that shows the passing of time with the structure growing in successive developments. 

The castle today appears as a massive building devoid of those towers, those crenellated walls and those drawbridges that characterized it in the past. However, it is easy to understand how the access arch to the village was actually a much higher tower and the road below a drawbridge.

Around the defensive walls there was a canal. It was for further defense but also an access road. For some time the castle could be reached by river from the Tagliamento which descended closer to Valvasone and the boats docked directly in the cavana housed in the basement. The interior of the castle is available for visits only on certain periods and unfortunately for me today was not one of those days.

I’ve visited the castle of Rovereto many times. This painting is a beautiful representation of the castle. I’m so impressed with your talent. Also, I was pleased with the ease of ordering from Italy.

Title of the painting ‘The ancient castle in the town of Valvasone

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

  • Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
The ancient castle in the town of Valvasone

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It is available for sale, original and numbered prints. Please let me know which subject you are interested in.

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