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The three Maries kneeling before an angel seated on Christ's empty tomb, with an alternative figure drawn behind at left
Verso: Two studies of an angel and part of a third, pointing up to right
Pen and brown ink, with grey-brown wash (recto); pen and brown ink (verso)
- Production date
- 1662 (circa)
Height: 240 millimetres
Width: 198 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: an encircled bird.
Study, in reverse, for a painting of the 'Three Maries at the Tomb' that exists in two versions, one in Sarasota and the other in Wellesley (Massachussets). The drawing is dated to c.1662 by Mahoney who finds affinities in the pose of a figure here with another figure in a drawing at the Met in New York ('Raising of Lazarus' 38.179.1). Another study for the painting, following the right direction is in Edinburgh, The National Galleries of Scotland (RSA203); for these drawings see, respectively, M. Mahoney, 'The Drawings of Salvator Rosa', New York, 1977, I, no. 66.27, p. 592 and 71.6, p. 630.
Engraved in Charles Rogers' 'Imitations', II, p. 167.
Lit.: M. Mahoney, 'The Drawings of Salvator Rosa', New York, 1977, I, no. 71.5, p. 629.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Inscribed by Houlditch: "14"
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