Genius of Salvator Rosa: a youth crowned with ivy hands a heart to a woman seated next to him, his left hand rests on a cornucopia spilling coins and jewels onto the ground, at right a woman holds a cap over the youth's head, at left a kneeling woman grasps the top of a painting, a man in a toga gestures toward a book and a balance, a satyr makes a pointing gesture, cypress trees and a sarcophagus beyond
Salvator Rosa (Italian, Arenella (Naples) 1615–1673 Rome)
Etching with drypoint
Sheet: 17 15/16 x 10 7/8 in. (45.6 x 27.6 cm)
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered on scroll at lower right: 'Ingenuus, Liber, Pictor Succensor, et Aequus, / Spretor Opum, Mortisque. hic meus est Genius. / Salvator Rosa.'
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar
Wallace 113.III, B.XX.277.24, TIB XLV.4512.025
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803.
TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–.
TIB The Illustrated Bartsch - Commentary Volumes. 1978–.
Richard W. Wallace The Etchings of Salvator Rosa. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1979.