The Etchings of Salvator Rosa
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1979
(27 cm), 347 pp., about 140 illustrations. Publisher’s binding, dust jacket. - Catalogue raisonné which “will remain for many years to come the standard reference work on the subject” (from a review by Helen Langdon, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 122, 1980, pp.843-844). All Rosa’s drawings and paintings related to the etchings are also catalogued, and the most important of the many copies after his etchings are cited. Introductory chapters deal with Rosa’s development as an etcher, his relation to other printmakers of the period, iconography, and the influence his etchings had on later generations, especially during the Romantic period. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.