attributed to Salvator Rosa (Arenella 1615-Rome 1673)
Old man carrying a stick

Red chalk on paper
Laid down onto an album leaf
220x155mm (original sheet)
Inscribed: "23" and unreadable inscription

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Provenance: private collection, UK

Salvator Rosa pereferentially worked with pen and ink but also mastered the use of red chalk. He drew and etched several figurine that parallel our drawing for style and iconography1.

1Adam Bartsch, Le Peintre graveur, Vienna, 1803-1821, XX.