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Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Unidentified printmaker after Salvator Rosa’s etching, “Nude in Contemplation, Seated on a Rocky Ledge”


Unidentified printmaker after Salvator Rosa (1615–1673)

“Nude in Contemplation, Seated on a Rocky Ledge” (TIB title) (aka “A Female Nude, Seated Asleep in a Wilderness”), c.1656–57, from the series, “Figurine” (Little Figures), inscribed in drypoint with Rosa’s monogram (SR) in reverse.

Etching and drypoint on laid paper with a narrow margin around the platemark.
Size: (sheet) 14.4 x 9.7 cm; (plate) 14 x 9.3 cm.
Inscribed on plate with Rosa’s monogram (SR) in reverse at lower-left.

Copy after TIB 45 (20). 85 (291) (Mark Carter Leach & Richard W. Wallace [eds.] 1982, “The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Century”, vol. 45, New York, Abaris Books, p. 296, cat. no. 85 [291]); Wallace 86 (Richard W. Wallace 1979, “The Etchings of Salvator Rosa”, Princeton, Princeton University Press, p. 225, cat. no. 86).

The British Museum and the Rijksmuseum offer descriptions of Rosa’s etching:

Condition: strong impression trimmed with a narrow margin around the platemark. There is a pinhole at the upper-left corner and slight discolouration at the upper-right corner, otherwise the sheet is in an excellent condition.

I am selling this etching by an unidentified printmaker after Rosa’s etching, for the total cost of AU$291 (currently US$190.40/EUR173.95/GBP155.32 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this old-master copy of Rosa’s design, which Rosa may have reinvented from Odoardo Fialetti’s (1573–1626/7) etching, “Venus and Cupid both asleep”, 1617, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.












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