FOLLOWER OF SALVATOR ROSA | MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE WITH SOLDIERS IN THE FOREGROUND
A Life of John Richardson: A Scholar Collects
FOLLOWER OF SALVATOR ROSA
Arenella, Naples 1615-1673 Rome
MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE WITH SOLDIERS IN THE FOREGROUND
oil on canvas
39 by 54 in.; 99 by 137.2 cm.
The canvas is tightly relined and is stable on its stretcher. The paint surface has been flattened by relining and the canvas weave is vaguely visible through certain areas of the sky. A landscape image reads well, however, with clear varnish. Under UV inspection, several large repairs are visible, including a repaired compound tear beginning at the top center and stretching about 20 inches diagonally down toward the left of the image. Another 14-inch long repaired horixontal tear is visible at the lower right corner as well as 2 6-inch long repairs in the right quadrant, and smaller areas of retouching throughout. We recommend contacting an independent restorer for advice. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.
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Private collection, New York, since c. 1955.