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144
Salvator Rosa
TWO PUTTI IN A WOODED LANDSCAPE, ONE SUPPORTING A CROSS, THE OTHER SEATED BESIDE A SKULL
Estimate
8,00012,000
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144
Salvator Rosa
TWO PUTTI IN A WOODED LANDSCAPE, ONE SUPPORTING A CROSS, THE OTHER SEATED BESIDE A SKULL
Estimate
8,00012,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Salvator Rosa
ARENELLA, NAPLES 1615 - 1673 ROME
TWO PUTTI IN A WOODED LANDSCAPE, ONE SUPPORTING A CROSS, THE OTHER SEATED BESIDE A SKULL
Pen and brown ink on laid paper, backed with linen gauze;
bears inscription in pen and brown ink, versoAl Sig Salvatore Rosa mio sig.re / Dio guard / Roma 17 mag.o 1639
230 by 175 mm; 9 by 6 7/8  in
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Provenance

Bears unidentified collector's mark (L.3146);
sale, New York, Sotheby's, 20 January 1982, lot 18;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 3 July 1989, lot 88
sale, London, Christie's South Kensington, 9 July 2009, lot 561

Literature

J.T. Spike, 'An Early drawing by Rosa datable 1639', The Burlington Magazine, May 1982, vol. CXXIV, pp. 322-325, reproduced fig. 38

Catalogue Note

When the present sheet appeared at auction in 1982 Michael Mahoney remarked that this was one of Rosa's earliest drawings and could be stylistically compared to nos. 25.9-18 in his two volume catalogue on the artist.1 The dating on the verso, 1639, would suggest that the drawing was executed prior to Rosa's journey to Florence in 1640.  John Spike observed, in his note in the Burlington, that the inscription on the verso must have covered a letter addressed to the artist.  Spike also comments that this composition does not appear to have been translated into print or any other medium.

1. M. Mahoney, The Drawings of Salvator Rosa, 1977, vol. 1, pp. 306-310, vol. II, group 25

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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