Engagement of Two Fleets at Sea, and Storm, (painting)
Rosa, Salvator 1614-1673
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 95 (Sale info: For Sale).
"A very fine specimen of marine painting. He had an enlarged and comprehensive genius, a lively, fertile, and poetic imagination. He studied nature with a sagacious attention and exquisite judgment, and always chose to represent nature in her utmost grandeur, and magnificence; for every tree, rock, vessel, situation, or even cloud, that enters his compositions, mani- fests such an elevation of thought, as extorts our admiration. he composed all his subjects in a grand taste, and was singularly correct in his designs, with that spirit and freedom of pencil that very few have equalled. Painted by Salvator Rosa, who was born at Naples, 1614, died 1673." [P. 14.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.