Artist Salvator Rosa, Italian, 1615-1673
  • Self-Portrait
Date 1650s
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 28 3/8 × 24 5/8 inches (72 × 62.5 cm)
Framed: 37 × 32 1/8 × 3 inches (94 × 81.6 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, John and Rhoda Lord Family Fund
Accession Number 66.191
Department European Painting
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Rome, Level 2 (see map)
private collection (France):
Mrs. Loraine Uhler (New York, New York, USA);
1966, purchased by (M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, USA);
1966-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Art in Italy, 1600–1700. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1965, p. 139, no. 153 (ill.).

"Accessions." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 46, no. 1 (1967): 18–26, pp. 18, 20 (ill.).

Fredericksen, Burton B. and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections. Cambridge, MA, 1972, pp. 177, 517, 580.

Salvator Rosa. Exh. cat., Hayward Gallery. London, 1973, p. 23, no. 11. [dated early 1640s]

Salerno, Luigi. L'Opera Completa di Salvator Rosa. Milan, 1975, p. 87, no. 35.

Mosby, Dewey F. Cinco siglos de obras maestras de la pintura en collecciones norteamericanas cedidas en préstamo a Costa Rica. Exh. cat., Museo de Jade, Instituto de Seguros. San José, 1978, pp. 100–101, cat. 38 (ill.).

Wallace, Richard W. The Etchings of Salvator Rosa. Princeton, 1979, pp. 13–14 (ill.).

Civiltà del seicento a Napoli. Exh. cat., Museo di Capodimonte and Museo Pignatelli. Naples, 1984, vol. 1: p. 428. [see entry, Salvator Rosa "Ritratto di gentiluomo armato"]

Roworth, Wendy Wassyng. "The Consolations of Friendship: Salvator Rosa's Self-Portrait for Giovanni Battista Ricciardi." Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal 23 (1988): 103–124, pp. 113, 115 (ill.). [as by Salvator Rosa (?)]

Important and Fine Old Master Pictures. Sales cat., Christie's. London, April 15, 1992, p. 78.

Scott, Jonathan. Salvator Rosa: His Life and Times. New Haven and London, 1995, p. 239, n. 11.

Guratzsch, Herwig, ed. Salvator Rosa, genie der zeichnung: studien und skizzen aus Leipzig und Haarlem. Exh. cat., Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig. Leipzig, 1999, pp. 16–17 (ill.).

Bandes, Susan J. Pursuits and Pleasures, Baroque Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, et al. Traverse City, 2003, pp. 8 (ill.), 9, 34–35 (ill.).

Bissell, R. Ward, Andria Derstine and Dwight Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 10–11, 172–174, no. 56. (ill.).

Salvator Rosa: Tra mito e magia. Exh. cat., Museo di Capodimonte. Naples, 2008, pp. 50–51 (ill.).

Langdon, Helen. "Portraits and 'Heads.'" In Salvator Rosa. Exh. cat., Dulwich Picture Gallery and Kimbell Art Museum. London, 2010, p. 104, fig. 58 (ill.).

Volpi, Caterina. Salvator Rosa (1615–1673) "Pittore Famoso." Rome, 2014, pp. 227, 229–230, 427, 429, 449, 465–469, no. 146 (ill.); p. 472, 511.

Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." In Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America, ed. Edgar Peters Bowron. University Park, 2017, p. 99.

Hoare, Alexandra. Salvator Rosa, Friendship and the Free Artist in Seventeenth-Century Italy. London, 2018, pp. 49–50 (ill.).