Witches' Sabbath

Salvator Rosa (Italian, Arenella (Naples) 1615–1673 Rome)

Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash
10-11/16 x 7-1/4 in. (27.2 x 18.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
  • Provenance

    Sir Charles Greville (British, 1763–1832); George Guy, 4th Earl of Warwick (British, 1818–1893); Christie's, London, Warwick sale, May 20-21, 1896possibly number 331, Sketch for an Allegorical Composition - pen and ink and sepia; and a Sketch of various figures - in pen and ink 2.; Dr. Jean Paul Richter, London, London

  • References

    Bryson Burroughs "Drawings." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 7, no. 5, New York, May 1912, p. 99.

    Hans Tietze European Master Drawings in the United States. J. J. Augustin, New York, 1947, cat. no. 80, pp. 160-61, ill.

    Luigi Salerno Salvator Rosa. Milan, 1963, p. 150.

    Walter Vitzthum "Le dessin baroque à Naples" L'Oeil. vol. 9, Paris, January 1963, p. 51., ill.

    Jacob Bean 100 European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Graphic Society, New York, 1964, cat. no. 36, fig. no. 36, ill.

    Michael Mahoney The drawings of Salvator Rosa. [Ph.D. dissertation]. PhD diss., Courtauld Institute of Art , University of London, 1965 cat. no. 29.4, pp. 192-193.

    Walter Vitzthum, Anna Maria Petrioli Cento Disegni Napoletani: Sec. XVI-XVIII.. Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi (no. 26), Florence, 1967, cat. no. under no. 73, p. 47.

    Jacob Bean, Felice Stampfle Drawings from New York Collections, Vol. II: The Seventeenth Century in Italy. Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, February 23-April 22, 1967, cat. no. no. 105, fig. no. pl. 105, ill.

    Helen Langdon "Salvator Rosa in Florence 1640-49." in Apollo. vol. 151, 1975, fig. no. fig. 13, p. 195-196, ill.

    Michael Mahoney The Drawings of Salvator Rosa. vols. 1, 2, New York and London, 1977, cat. no. no. 28.4, fig. no. 28.4.

    Salvator Rosa in America. Exh. cat., The Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, MA. Wellesly College Art Museum, Wellesly, MA, Wellesley, MA, 1979, cat. no. 42.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 325, fig. no. 325, p. 249, ill.

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