Studies for a Figure Lifted from a Grave or Pit by Cords. V e r s o: Further Study of the Same Figure

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

Pen and brown ink (recto and verso)
6-3/16 x 4-7/8 in. (15.7 x 12.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Walter C. Baker Gift, 1969
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Annotated in pen and brown ink on old mount, Studio di un quadro al Popolo / S Rosa; Annotated on lining in graphite (at lower left corner) DEUTS (at lower right corner) D 1248.

  • Provenance

    John MacGowan (British, died in 1803, Edinburgh)(sale, January 1804); Sir William Forbes of Pitalgo, 7th Baronet ; Mrs. Peter Somervell (British, Kincardinshire)(according to Sotheby's); Sotheby's, London, sale March 28, 1968, no. 77 (vi); Taylor(according to Sotheby's); Lila and Herman Shickman

  • References

    National Gallery of Scotland. National Gallery of Scotland, 2 vols., 1968, Vol.2, figs.733-4.

    Jacob Bean "Review: National Gallery of Scotland: Catalogue of Italian Drawings (by Keith Andrews, 1968)." in Master Drawings. vol. 7, no. 1, New York, 1969, fig. no. fig. 1, pp. 56-57, ill.

    Jacob Bean Drawings Recently Acquired, 1969-1971. Exh. cat.: January 18 - April 16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1972, cat. no. 46, p. 19.

    Michael Mahoney The Drawings of Salvator Rosa. vols. 1, 2, New York and London, 1977, cat. no. Vol. 1,no. 66.7, fig. no. Vol. 2,fig. 66.7, Vol. 1, p. 581.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 17th century Italian Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1979, cat. no. 331, fig. no. 331, p. 250, ill.

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