• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 190

    Follower of Salvator Rosa

    The Tribute Money

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Follower of Salvator Rosa
    The Tribute Money
    oil on canvas
    18 3/8 x 42½ in. (46.3 x 117.9 cm.)


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    This composition relates to a lost autograph oil sketch by Rosa, a photograph of which was bequeathed to the Witt Library by Dr. Alfred Scharf in 1965. The present picture is the only known full-scale rendering of the sketch.

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    Provenance

    Lord Northwick, Thirlestane House, Cheltenham, 11 August, 1859, lot 1879 (to Erle-Drax).
    J.S.W.S Erle-Drax, Christie's, London, 21 Feb 1910, lot 177, (6 gns. to Glanville).