ROSA, Salvator
(b. 1615, Arenella, d. 1673, Roma)

Evening Landscape

Oil on canvas, 99 x 151 cm
Private collection

Rosa, who originates from southern Italy, moved to Florence in 1640 and became the court painter of the Medici. He painted here idyllic landscapes, demonic, thrilling scenes and portraits, among them this self-portrait.

This early painting by Salvator Rosa from his Florentine period represents an evening landscape with travellers in the foreground, the sea beyond.

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