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romantic harbor scene with ships and figures (copy after Rosa's Harbor Scene with Tower at the Palatina in Florence, Italy)
  • Salvator Rosa
    1615–1673
    born: Naples, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy
  • romantic harbor scene with ships and figures (copy after Rosa's Harbor Scene with Tower at the Palatina in Florence, Italy)
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 83.5 x 147 cm
    Canvas/Support: 32 7/8 x 57 7/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 45 1/4 x 70 1/4 in
  • Gift of Bernard S. Schwartz
  • Not on display
  • 1979.0204
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Harbor and shipyard overlooked by a partially ruined tower and dramatic landscape. Nude and partially nude bathers frolic in the foreground and a lighthouse can be seen in the right middle-ground. Other figures in 17th-century costume are included in fore- and middle-ground, dwarfed by ships in various states of construction or decay.