SALVATOR ROSA (Naples 1615-1673 Rome)
Four men throwing dice
red chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
3 x 438 in. (7.6 x 11 cm), irregularly shaped
Probably Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689); by inheritance to
Cardinal Decio Azzolini (1623-1689), Fermo, and Rome and Marchese Pompeo Azzolini (died 1689), Rome.
Prince Livio Odescalchi (1652-1713), Rome; by descent to
Prince Ladislao Odescalchi (1846-1917), Rome.
with Galerie Bassenge, Berlin.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, London, 7 December, 1993, lot 33.
M. Mahoney, The Drawings of Salvator Rosa, New York and London, 1977, I, no. 3.3, ill.
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