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Attributed to Salvator Rosa (Arenella 1615-1673 Rome)

Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Attributed to Salvator Rosa (Arenella 1615-1673 Rome)

Archimedes

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Attributed to Salvator Rosa (Arenella 1615-1673 Rome) Archimedes with signature and date 'J.H. Tischbein peinx 1785' (lower left) and inscribed 'ARCHIMEDES' (lower left) oil on canvas, unframed 69.4 x 60.1 cm.
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Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
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Please note that the picture bears a signature and date 'J.H. Tischbein peinx 1785' (lower left).

Lot Essay

The harbour in the distance possibly represents the seaport of Archimedes' native town Syracuse. The present picture might refer to the story of Archimedes defending Syracuse during the Roman siege by constructing lenses to blind Roman ships using sunlight.

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