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Title:

L'Umana Fragilità

Maker:

Rosa, Salvator; painter; Italian artist, 1615-1673

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1656

School/Style(s):

Italian; Neapolitan School

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 197.4, cm
width, 131.5, cm

Acquisition:

bought; 1958; Knoedler, Messrs

Provenance:

Cardinal Flavio Chigi (c. 1630-93), Rome; presumably in the possession of the Chigi family until an unknown date before 1824; John, 2nd Lord Northwick (1770-1859); Northwick sale, Christie's, 20 May 1838 (114), bt. in; Northwick sale, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, Philips, 26 July 1859 (1120), bt. Agnew; sold by Messrs Thomas Agnew, London, to R.C. Fergusson, August 1859; descended to his grandson-in-law, Lt.-Col. Wallace Cunninghame, D.S.O.; his sale, Christie's, 7 March 1958 (28), bt. Messrs Knoedler London

Inscription(s):

; on the scroll; Conceptio Culpa, Nasci pena, / Labor vita, Necesse Mori
monogram; on the blade of the knife; S.R.

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Goodison, J. W.. Robertson, G. H.. 1967. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Italian School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 139-143
pl. 61

, Christie's Sale Catalogue.p. 6
Christie's

Sutton, Denys. 1959. Christie's Since the War: An Essay in Taste, Patronage and Collecting.London: Christie, Manson & Woods
pl. 143

Salerno, L.. 1963. Salvator Rosa.Milan:
pl. XV (in colour)

Wassyng Rowarth, Wendy. The Consolations of Friendship: Salvator Rosa's Self-Portrait for Giovanni Battista Ricciardi. Metropolitan Museum of Artp. 103-124
fig. 17

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 63

Goodison, J. W.. 1967. [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960].London:
Source Title: Illustrated London News II (1960)
p. 30

Weil, M. S.. 1974. Salvator Rosa's St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness.
Source Title: St. Louis Art Museum, Museum Monographs, III()
p. 62
fig. 4

Delft, Louis van. 1995. L'incision de la mémoire: brièveté et anatomie.
Source Title: La Quete Du Bonheur et L'Expression de la Douleur dans la Littérature et la Pensée Françaises()

fig. 1

Related Object:

PD.5-2002; Study for 'L'Umana Fragilità'

Accession:

Object Number: PD.53-1958
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 599; input: 1999-12-14; modified: 2017-06-09)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/599





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