Salvator ROSA

Naples 1615 - Rome 1673

Jason and the Dragon
Etching with drypoint 336x218 mm.  Only state. Signed "Rosa", in etching, on a plaque at the lower left. A painting in Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is  closely related to the etching but has a somewhat different composition. It was almost certainly  done after the etching. A very good impression printed with tone.  With narrow margins around the distinct platemark. In excellent condition. Watermark (partially visible):  quadrupeded in circle (?). A collector's monogram "JFB" not listed in Lugt on the verso.

Bartsch, vol. XX, n. 18 | Rotili, 1974, n. 109 | Wallace, 1979, n. 18 | Reed-Wallace, 1989, n. 100