[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]
WASSERMAN, Karl Franz Joseph Maria (attributed) [1900–1972; American]
Audience / Piazza
oil on wood panel / 11.7 inches by 10.2 inches
Though unsigned, this small study is thought to have been painted by community artist Karl Wasserman. During the summer of 1925, young Wasserman interrupted his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy to take a two month study tour of Europe and Britain. Despite discrepancies in the building profile, the family have believed this was a quick oil sketch of the Piazza San Pietro in Rome. We have titled it simply “Piazza”, to be on the side of caution.