Salvator Rosa, 1647 - Self-Portrait - fine art print

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General description by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (© - The Metropolitan Museum of Art -

One of the most fascinating and complex personalities in seventeenth-century Italy, Salvator Rosa was an accomplished painter, printmaker, poet, and actor. Here he shows himself inscribing a skull with the Greek words: “Behold, whither, eventually.” The wreath of cypress is an emblem of mourning, while on the table is a book by the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca. According to the inscription, the picture was a gift to Rosa’s friend Giovanni Battista Ricciardi (1624–1686), a brilliant man of letters from Pisa.

Work of art background information

Title of the artwork: "Self-Portrait"
Artwork classification: painting
Broad category: classic art
Artwork century: 17th century
Created in: 1647
Artwork age: more than 370 years old
Painted on: oil on canvas
Dimensions of the original work of art: 39 x 31 1/4 in (99,1 x 79,4 cm)
Museum / location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Place of museum: New York City, New York, United States of America
Museum website: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
License: public domain
Courtesy of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Mary L. Harrison, 1921
Artwork creditline: Bequest of Mary L. Harrison, 1921

Brief overview of the artist

Artist: Salvator Rosa
Alternative names: Salvatre Rosa, Sal. V. Rosa, Salvator Rosa, Salvator Roza, Salvator Rosa di Roma, Salvator-Rose, Savator Rossa, Rosa, Salvator Ros, Sal. Rosa, Salvat.e Rosa, Römischen Roose, Salvalorosa, Salvador Rosa, Salvator, S Rosa, Rosa Salvator, Rosa S., Rosa Salvator, S. Rose, Salvator de Rosa, Savator Rosa, Salvator Rose, Salvatore dj rosa, Salva. Rosa, Salbador de Rossa, Rosa Salvatore, Salvater Rosa, Salbador de Rojas, rosa salvatore, Sal. Rose, Salvato Rosa, Salvatore Rosi, Salvator Roze, Salvatore Roza, Salvato Rose, Romynsche Roos, Salvata Rosa, Salva or Rosa, S. Rossa, S. V. Rosa, Sal Rosa, Salvadore Rosa, Salvator Roosa, Salvad.e Rosa, Salvatorello, S. Rosa, Salvator-Rosa, Rosa Le Romain, Salv.e Rosa, Salv. Rosa, De Roos, Salv. Rossa, Salvator Rosi, Sal: Rosa, Rose, Salvat. Rosa, Salvatore di Rosa, Salvata, Salvatorino, Savaltorose, Seb. Rosa, Salvatore Rosa, Salvador, de Romynsche Roos, Salavator Rosa, Salvatorello di Rosa, Roza Sal'vator, Rosa Salv., Salvador Roosa, Salvatoriello di Rosa, Salvater Rossa, Salvator Rore, Salvatoriello, Italiaansche Roos, S.V. Rosa, Salv. Rose, Rosa, רוזה סלווטור, Rosa, Salvatore, Salvatorello Rosa, S: Rosa, Salvator Rossa, Salvadore, Salvatore Rosa Napolitano, Rom. Rose, Salvator-Roza, S Rosa, Salvr. Rosa
Gender: male
Nationality: Italian
Professions of the artist: actor, printmaker, musician, poet, painter
Country of origin: Italy
Artist category: old master
Styles of the artist: Baroque
Age at death: 58 years
Birth year: 1615
Town of birth: Naples, Napoli province, Campania, Italy
Died: 1673
Place of death: Rome, Roma province, Lazio, Italy

Article specs

Print prodct: fine art print
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Manufacturing process: UV direct printing
Manufacturing: produced in Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended product use: art reproduction gallery, wall gallery
Alignment: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 1 : 1.2 length to width
Image aspect ratio meaning: the length is 20% shorter than the width
Materials you can choose: acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) sizes: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47", 150x180cm - 59x71"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Aluminium dibond print (aluminium material) options: 50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"
Picture frame: no frame

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We offer a range of different materials and sizes for every product. You can choose among the following product customization options:

  • The canvas print: A canvas direct print is a printed cotton canvas mounted on a wood frame. How can I hang a canvas on the wall? Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Canvas prints are suited for any kind of wall.
  • Poster print (canvas material): Our poster print is a printed flat cotton canvas with a slightly rough surface texture. The print poster is suited for framing your fine art print with a customized frame. Please keep in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the poster we add a white margin 2-6cm around the print motif, which facilitates the framing with a custom frame.
  • The glossy acrylic glass print: The print on acrylic glass, often named a plexiglass print, makes the original artwork into beautiful décor. Furthermore, it offers a viable alternative to aluminium and canvas fine art replicas. Your favorite artwork will be custom-made with the help of modern UV direct print technology. With a glossy acrylic glass art print contrasts and also smaller details become more recognizeable thanks to the very fine tonal gradation. Our real glass coating protects your selected art replica against light and heat for many decades.
  • Metal (aluminium dibond print): These are metal prints on aluminium dibond with an outstanding depth effect, which creates a modern look with a non-reflective surface. The bright components of the original artwork shine with a silk gloss but without any glare. The colors of the print are luminous and bright in the highest definition, details of the print appear crisp.

Information about the article

This 17th century artwork was created by the artist Salvator Rosa. The more than 370 year-old original measures the size: 39 x 31 1/4 in (99,1 x 79,4 cm). Oil on canvas was applied by the Italian painter as the technique for the painting. What is more, this piece of art is in the the The Metropolitan Museum of Art's digital art collection located in New York City, New York, United States of America. The public domain masterpiece is being provided with courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Mary L. Harrison, 1921. : Bequest of Mary L. Harrison, 1921. In addition to that, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait and has an aspect ratio of 1 : 1.2, which means that the length is 20% shorter than the width. The actor, poet, musician, painter, printmaker Salvator Rosa was a European artist from Italy, whose style can mainly be assigned to Baroque. The European artist lived for a total of 58 years and was born in the year 1615 in Naples, Napoli province, Campania, Italy and deceased in the year 1673.

Legal disclaimer: We try our utmost to describe our products with as many details as possible and to showcase them visually in our shop. Although, the tone of the print materials and the printing can differ marginally from the presentation on the screen. Depending on the screen settings and the quality of the surface, color pigments might not be printed one hundret percent realistically. Given that the fine art prints are processed and printed manually, there may as well be minor discrepancies in the motif's size and exact position.

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