Catalogue No. 71
Portrait of a Man

Artist: Rosa, Salvator
Portrait of a Man

1615-73
Oil on Canvas 27 x 21 ins

Collection Details
With Viancini, Venice; with Agnew, 1966, from whom bought by Lord Faringdon.

Literature
Luigi Salerno, ‘Il dissenso nella pittura’, Storia dell’ Arte, 1970, No.5, p.62 and fig.49; idem, L’opera completa di Salvator Rosa, 1975, No.99.

Exhibition Details
Agnew, Baroque and Rococo in Italy, 1966, No.6.  

 

Background

At one time thought to be a self-portrait, but this seems unlikely.  It is probable that it was painted during the period in the 1640s when the artist was working in Tuscany.