Clemente Ruta

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Clemente Ruta (9 May 1668 – 11 November 1767) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period.


Born at Parma, he first trained with a painter by the name of Ilario Spolverini, [1] then later in Bologna with Carlo Cignani. He moved with the latter to Naples to work in the court of Charles of Bourbon. Ruta became blind in older life. He specialized in landscapes with pen and watercolour.


  1. ^ Lanzi, Luigi (1828). Thomas Roscoe (translator), ed. History of Painting in Italy; From the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century. IV. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers' Hall, Ludgate Street; Original from Harvard University Library. pp. 140–141.