SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
FOLLOWER OF SALVATOR ROSA
AN ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE WITH THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
oil on canvas
canvas: 21 by 37 in.; 53.3 by 94 cm.
framed: 27½ by 43 in.; 69.8 by 109.2 cm.
The canvas is lined. The surface of the work is in overall good condition. There is craquelure throughout. A thin line, about 4in apart from the frame, runs horizontally possibly as a result of the stretcher bar. Under UV; there is a heavy masking varnish with some scattered spots of inpainting.
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This painting is likely based Salvator Rosa's depictions of the Baptism of Christ, such as his painting in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (inv. no. NGI.96) .