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Martyrdom of San Gennaro at the Solfatara near Pozzuoli (Martyrdom of St.Januarius at the sulphur mine near Pozzuoli)
Martyrdom of San Gennaro at the Solfatara near Pozzuoli (Martyrdom of St.Januarius at the sulphur mine near Pozzuoli)
Attrib. To:
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Red Chalk On Laid Paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 195 x 304 mm (7 11/16 x 11 15/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Provenance: Joseph Green Cogswell; Mortimer Leo Schiff; Moore S. Achenbach;
Cogswell no.185, Hellman no. 143 as “Beheading of St. January” by Salvator Rosa (George S. Hellman, Original Drawings by the Old Masters: The Collection formed by Joseph Green Cogswell, 1786-1871, New York: privately published, 1915);
From the old AFGA file and mat:
Suggested attributions:
Marco Chiarini (Palazzo Pitti, Firenze) (Nov. 1982): Definitely not Rosa;
A.S.H. (Ann Sutherland Harris) (n.d.): Falcone? (see also note from exhibition below);

Accession Number:
1963.24.84
Acquisition Date:
1954-01-29
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Exhibition History:

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: The Christian Inspiration,1978. exh. cat. ed. Prof. Alfred Moir, no. 25, p. 18.Student Bruce Davis suggests attribution to Aniello Falcone.

large crater of an open sulfur mine with a number of small figures, including a group in the foreground around an executioner who is about to behead a standing man