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Salvator Rosa
A STANDING FIGURE, LEANING TO THE RIGHT AGAINST A BLOCK, AND ANOTHER FIGURE TO THE LEFT WEARING A LARGE HAT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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91
Salvator Rosa
A STANDING FIGURE, LEANING TO THE RIGHT AGAINST A BLOCK, AND ANOTHER FIGURE TO THE LEFT WEARING A LARGE HAT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Salvator Rosa
ARENELLA, NAPLES 1615 - 1673 ROME
A STANDING FIGURE, LEANING TO THE RIGHT AGAINST A BLOCK, AND ANOTHER FIGURE TO THE LEFT WEARING A LARGE HAT
Pen and brown ink and wash over red chalk and traces of black chalk
140 by 75 mm; 1 1/8 by 2 3/4 in
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Provenance

Queen Christina of Sweden,
thence by inheritance to Cardinal Decio Azzolini;
Prince Livio Odescalchi, album page number 18;
thence by descent to Prince Ladislao Odescalchi;
with Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, 1974, no. B18

Literature

M. Mahoney, The Drawings of Salvator Rosa, New York/London 1977, vol. I, p. 151, no. 3.11, reproduced vol. II, fig. 3.11

Catalogue Note

According to Michael Mahoney, these small figure drawings by Rosa are fragments cut from larger sheets which probably originally included several similar studies. On stylistic grounds, he dates these works before 1635, to the time when according to De Dominici both Rosa and Domenico Gargiullo, called Micco Spadaro, worked in the bottega of Aniello Falcone.  Although the works of the two artists are to some extent similar at this time, as Mahoney has noted, 'Rosa's hand can be distinguished from Spadaro's by the greater firmness of Rosa's pen line.  In all of Spadaro's sketches the rendering of the outlines is quavering.'1 

1.  See Mahoney, op. cit., vol. I, p. 145

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