31 January 2013
French (?) School, circa 1700
An artist sketching the Temple of Vesta from a rocky outcrop in the gardens of Tivoli
black chalk with touches of watercolor
16 3/8 x 12¼ in. (41.7 x 31 cm.)
C. Rogers (L.624) with his attribution to Salvator Rosa inscribed with intitals 'S.R', lower left.
A. O Brien, Esq.; Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1969, lot 5 (as by Pier Francesco Mola; £1,200 to Seiferheld).
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Please note the additional provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Jacob M. Kaplan; Sotheby's, New York, 31 May 1978, lot 28 (as Mola).
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