Lot 40
  • 40

Salvator Rosa Arenella, Naples 1615-1673 Rome

Estimate
4,500 - 6,000 GBP
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Description

  • Salvator Rosa
  • a woman seated on a rock, holding a baby, a bearded man beside her

  • pen and brown ink and wash

Provenance

Probably Queen Christina of Sweden;
thence by inheritance to Decio Cardinal Azzolini and Marchese Pompeo Azzolini;
Prince Livio Odescalchi;
thence by descent to Prince Ladislao Odescalchi

 

Exhibited

Berlin, Galerie Gerda Bassenge, 1974, no. B14

Literature

Michael Mahoney, The Drawings of Salvator Rosa, New York 1977, vol. I, p. 392, cat. no. 38.10, reproduced

Catalogue Note

Mahoney includes this in a group of studies united by their Odescalchi provenance and by their emphatic handling of line and wash.  They do not seem to be connected to paintings, but he suggests they date from the early 1650s.
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