Salvator Rosa, ‘A cavalry battle scene in a mountainous landscape’, Christie's Old Masters

We are grateful to Professor Nicola Spinosa for confirming the attribution after firsthand inspection. Professor Spinosa dates the painting to the artist's early years in Naples, when he was very close to Aniello Falcone (1607-1656). He compares it with the Battle, signed and dated 1637, in a private collection in Paris (exhibited Naples, Museo di Capodimonte, Salvator Rosa tra mito e magia, 18 April-29 June 2008, p. 190, no. 53, illustrated).

About Salvator Rosa

Italian , 1615-1673, Naples, Italy, based in Rome, Italy

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