Lot 42
  • 42

Salvator Rosa Arenella, Naples 1615 - 1673 Rome

Estimate
3,500 - 4,500 GBP
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Description

  • Salvator Rosa
  • study of a young man leaning on a wall
  • pen and brown ink and golden brown and greyish wash, over black chalk

Provenance

Probably Queen Christina;
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, cat. no. B40

Literature

Michael Mahoney, The Drawings of Salvator Rosa, New York and London 1977, vol. I, p. 158, cat. no. 4.3, reproduced vol. II

Catalogue Note

Mahoney places this in a group of relatively early figure studies about which he writes: 'The pen outlines of the figures have assumed the dexterous and cursive quality that will be found in Rosa's drawings for many years to come'.1


1. Mahoney, op. cit., vol. I, p. 157

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