Salvator Rosa
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1990.56
People
John Hamilton Mortimer, British ( 1741 - 1779)
Title
Salvator Rosa
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1776
Culture
British
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink on off-white antique laid paper
Dimensions
27.8 x 20.7 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black ink, on book: JH Mortimer/1776
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alvin Whitley Fund
Accession Year
1990
Object Number
1990.56
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
Publication History

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, p. 30 under "Carbon black ink"

Edward Saywell, "Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 7-29, checklist no. 22, p. 27

Exhibition History

Behind the Line: The Materials and Techniques of Old Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/03/1998 - 12/30/1998

A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings from 1480 to 1940, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 03/25/2000 - 07/02/2000

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted