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Salvator Rosa

Italy (Napoli 1615 -  Roma 1673 ) Wikipedia® : Salvator Rosa
ROSA Salvator Hermit Saint

Palais Dorotheum /Oct 20, 2015
20,000.00 - 30,000.00
32,500.00

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Salvator Rosa - Tobias And The Angel

Salvator Rosa - Tobias And The Angel

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Salvator Rosa (Naples 1615–1673 Rome) Tobias and the Angel, oil on canvas, 48.3 x 36.3 cm, framed Provenance: Collection of Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield; Private European Collection We are grateful to Caterina Volpi for confirming the attribution after examining the present painting in the original. Salvator Rosa repeatedly returned to the subject of Tobias and the Angel, beginning in 1644 with the frescoes at Palazzo Pitti, Florence, and then in other paintings over the course of his career. He may have chosen this biblical story because it allowed for the depiction of a river landscape setting, which was a speciality of the painter’’’’’’’’s early years in Naples, and then in Tuscany. After his journey to Venice in 1662 Rosa painted the Tobias and the Angel conserved in the Musée des Beux Arts at Strasburg (see: C. Volpi, Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) “pittore famoso”, Rome 2014, p.577, n. 298). In subsequent years, he became increasingly disaffected with landscape painting and, as recorded by his many letters to his friend Riccardi, his health deteriorated until he abandoned landscape painting, and gradually reduced the format of his history pictures, limiting himself to few figures, often no more than two, set against a dark ground with a summarily described setting. This gradual process of exhaustion is clearly visible if we compare the series of works representing Tobias and the Angel, beginning with the Strasbourg masterpiece, followed by the painting in a French private collection (see: C. Volpi ibid., p. 559, n. 265); the small and delicate painting in the Louvre (see: C. Volpi ibid., 2014, p. 569, n.285) and finally the present work. This small painting demonstrates an extremely economical approach, such as is to be found in his works of the 1660s such as the David and Goliath in a private collection (see: C.Volpi ibid., 2014, p. 576, n.297). Here the figure of Tobias also recalls the image of Achilles in the painting Achilles and the Centaur Chiron of 1666, which was still in the artist’’’’’’’’s house at the time of his death (see: C.Volpi ibid., 2014, p. 582, n.306). The present painting was engraved in 1767 by R. Earlom and G. Smith for J. Boydell, the publisher of the celebrated A Collection of Prints, Engraved after the Most Capital Paintings in England (issued in 9 volumes from 1769 to 1792) and A Set of Prints Engraved after the Most Capital Paintings in the Collection of Her Imperial Majesty the Emperess of Russia Lately in the Possession of the Earl of Orford at Houghton in Norfolk (issued between 1773 and 1788). At this time the painting belonged to the collection of Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield as reported in the engraving’’’’’’’’s inscription: Honorable the Earl of Chesterfield/ Sal. Rosa pinxit/ R. Earlom delin./ Gabl. Smith sculpsit/ John Boydel excudit, London 1767/ 17 inc. x 14 inc. Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773), was a man of letters and of state, an orator and a politician, whose career was for many years bound to that of his friend Sir Robert Walpole. As a youth, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield undertook a formative journey through Europe. He was successful throughout his courtly, diplomatic and political career (see: B. Heltzel, Chesterfield and the Tradition of the Ideal Gentleman, Chicago 1925; S. Shellabager Lord Chesterfield and His World, New York 1971; A. Quondam, Tre inglesi, l’’’’’’’’Italia, il Rinascimento: sondaggi sulla tradizione di un rapporto culturale e affettivo, Naples 2006). Lord Chesterfield communicated to posterity the aesthetic and moral essence of these formative years in his highly successful epistolary volume of Letters to His Son, published in 1774, which greatly contributed to the popularity of the Grand Tour in Great Britain. While Chesterfield House was being built in Mayfair between 1747 and 1752, Chesterfield gathered a collection of paintings over the course of his numerous journeys to Italy, France and Holland. This demonstrates the great refinement of his cultural formation, also seen in the literary contacts he maintained, including Voltaire and Horace Walpole. It was probably through his close contact with the assiduous collector and connoisseur Robert Walpole that Lord Chesterfield developed his artistic taste and curated his collection, which, in addition to the great portraitists of the era, included Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Lorrain and Salvator Rosa. The latter was especially well represented in the Walpole collection by a series of paintings today preserved in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. The Chesterfield collection contained no landscapes by Rosa, but no less than three works of religious subjects: Saint Peter Liberated from Prison (see: C.Volpi ibid., 2014, p. 568, n. 282); Saint John the Baptist Preaching (see: C. Volpi ibid., 2014, p. 523, n.219) and the Tobias and the Angel. All three of these paintings belong to the artist’’’’’’’’s late period. It is partially thanks to the diffusion of Boydell’’’’’’’’s prints, that Salvator Rosa’’’’’’’’s reputation as a figure painter was significantly established in Great Britain during the latter 18th and early 19th centuries. The painting represents an episode from the book of Tobias (VI:2-9): it tells how Tobias, son of the pious Tobi, was sent by his blind and aging father to their relation Gabael in Media to collect ten gold talents given him on loan. On his journey the archangel Raphael accompanies and protects Tobias. Raphael leads him across the river Tigris, advising him there to catch the fish whose bile would cure his father upon his return home.
Salvator Rosa - The Rescue Of The Infant Oedipus

Salvator Rosa - The Rescue Of The Infant Oedipus

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Lot number: 197
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Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) The Rescue of the Infant Oedipus etching with drypoint, 1663, on laid paper, watermark Fleur-de-Lys in a double Circle with Initial W, a good impression of this large print, second, final state, with margins, with a horizontal central fold, a skilfully repaired tear at the right sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, framed P. 720 x 472 mm., S. 763 x 524 mm. Provenance With Wynne Jewdwine, London. Sotheby's, London, 25 March 1976, lot 98. Literature Bartsch 8; Wallace 116; Rotili 107
Salvator Rosa - Phryne And Xenocrates

Salvator Rosa - Phryne And Xenocrates

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Lot number: 111
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Lot Description Salvator Rosa (Arenella, Naples 1615-1673 Rome) Phryne and Xenocrates oil on canvas 47 ¼ x 37 7/8 in. (120 x 96.2 cm.) Provenance (Possibly) William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough (1704-1793), Co. Kilkenny and by descent to John, 4th Earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), West Hill, Wandsworth; († ) Christie's, London, 11 July 1850, lot 185, as 'Xenocrates and Lais' (39 gns. to Norton). Anonymous sale [The Property of a Gentleman]; Christie's, London, 3 December 1997, lot 72, when acquired by the present owner after the sale. Literature G.B. Passeri, Le vite de' pittori scultori ed architetti che hanno lavorato in Roma, Rome, 1772, and subsequent editions, p. 439. J. Scott, Salvator Rosa, His Life and Times, New Haven and London, 1995, p. 146, fig. 149. H. Langdon, Salvator Rosa, exhibition catalogue, London, 2010, p. 199. C. Volpi, Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) "pittore famoso", Rome, 2014, p. 586, no. 310. Exhibited Naples, Museo di Capodimonte, Salvator Rosa tra mito e magia, 19 April-29 June 2008, no. 28. Engraved C. Grignon and S.F. Ravenet, 1770. View Lot Notes >
Salvator Rosa - Hermit Saint

Salvator Rosa - Hermit Saint

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Lot number: 76
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Salvator Rosa (Naples 1615–1673 Rome) Hermit Saint (Diogenes?) oil on canvas, 44.7 x 35 cm, framed Provenance: Private European collection Literature: C. Volpi, Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) pittore famoso, Roma 2014, p. 593, no. 321, ill. The present painting has been included in the recent monograph by Caterina Volpi as a fully autograph work by Salvator Rosa. The canvas depicts a man with a lance sitting in an arid and solitary landscape. Caterina Volpi identifies the figure either as a Hermit Saint or as Diogenes, the Greek philosopher who rejected human conventions, attempting to live a life close to nature. If the second identification is correct, Diogenes was represented in the moment in which he broke a bowl, his last possession, upon seeing a peasant drink out of his hands. The profil perdu of the figure and the landscape are typical of the late production of Salvator Rosa, when he executed such works as Saint George and the Dragon, Saint Bruno, Saint Paul Hermit, Saint Onuphrius (see C. Volpi, op. cit., 2014, pp. 584, 587-589, nos. 308, 311-314). The dimensions and the free brushstrokes of the present canvas may suggest that it is a sketch. Volpi has dated the painting to circa 1668–1670, and compared it to other works such as Tobia and the angel and David and Goliath (see C. Volpi, op. cit., 2014, pp. 569, 576, nos. 285, 297).
Salvator Rosa - A Rocky Landscape With Figures By A River

Salvator Rosa - A Rocky Landscape With Figures By A River

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Lot number: 199
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Lot Description Salvator Rosa (Arenella 1615-1673 Rome) A rocky landscape with figures by a river signed with monogram 'SR' (lower right) oil on canvas 19½ x 26¼ in. (49.5 x 66.7 cm.) in an 18th-century English guilloché frame Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report Provenance (Probably) acquired by Ralph Howard, later 1st Viscount Wicklow (1724-1786), when in Rome in 1751-2, and by descent through the Earls of Wicklow, Shelton Abbey, Arklow, Ireland. with G.A. Tooth Ltd., London (according to a label on the reverse). Pre-Lot Text PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER WARD-JACKSON (196-201) Exhibited London, Arts Council of Great Britain, Salvator Rosa, 1973, no. 29. View Lot Notes >
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