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Studies of a Man's Head in Profile, and of a Standing Male Figure

Artist:
Salvator Rosa (Italian, Arenella (Naples) 1615–1673 Rome)
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, pale brown wash
Dimensions:
6-3/4 x 7-1/4 in. (17.1 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Harry G. Sperling, 1971
Accession Number:
1975.131.47
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated in graphite at upper border on verso, Salvator Rosa,
annotated in graphite at left border on verso, 710-8-15;
Annotated in pen and brown ink in William Esdaile's hand (see Lugt 2617) on verso, Robt Udny colln 1803 [WE] P80. N 100.
Annotated in graphite the Colnaghi stock number, D 25601 CX.

Marking: On the recto in lower right corner partly effaced stamp of Esdaile (Lugt 2617).
Robert Fullarton Udny (British, London and Teddington, 1722–1802)(according to Esdaile's inscription on verso); William Esdaile (British, 1758–1837 London); Sir Thomas Lawrence (British, Bristol 1769–1830 London); Harry G. Sperling (1906–1971)
Michael Mahoney The Drawings of Salvator Rosa. vols. 1, 2, New York and London, 1977, cat. no. Vol. 1, no. 73.1, fig. no. Vol.2, fig. 73.1, Vol. 1, p. 639.

Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turčić 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 339, fig. no. 339, p. 256, ill.



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