Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) - A man half-kneeling on a rock - Original

Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) - A man half-kneeling on a rock - Original
Etching - Plate signed - 1653-58

Condition. Excellent impression on thick laid paper with watermark. Excellent condition with no tears, stains or folds.

Etching by Original Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) , guaranteed original.
Painter, etcher, playwright, musician, born Naples. Based in Rome 1635-40, in Florence 1640-9, then returned to Rome in 1649, where remained for the rest of his life. Pupil of Lanfranco and Ribera. Protégé of the 'Duke of Tuscany'. Important painter but also etcher in a very personal style.

Figurine; a man half-kneeling on a rock to left, leaning on a staff and facing right, behind him two men, one seen from behind, the other facing left. c.1656-1657. Etching with drypoint

Signed within image with etched monogram: "SR"

Wallace 1979 47
Bartsch XX.287.67. II

Same print in the British Museum number W,7.8

From the figurine series, a series of vivid etchings of soldiers and citizens made between 1653-1658.

Lot details
Salvator Rosa (1615-1673)
Title of artwork
A man half-kneeling on a rock - Original
Plate signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
145×94 mm
Total dimensions
200×150×1 mm
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