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Saint William of Maleval

Etching printed in reddish brown ink of man in armor, his wrists and ankles bound with rope to a tree.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • Etching printed in reddish brown ink of man in armor, his wrists and ankles bound with rope to a tree.


c. 1780


After Salvator Rosa
Italian, 1615-1673
Carlo Antonini ?
c.1740 - c.1784

About this artwork

Salvaror Rosa’s many etchings were already so popular by the 18th century that entire books of reproductions were being produced in states that w’ere deceptively similar to the original prints. This example, showing a medieval hermit saint doing penance in a suit of armor (while lashed to a tree below’ a crucifix), is known in both black-and-white and sanguine (reddish brown) impressions.


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Prints and Drawings


Salvator Rosa


Saint William of Maleval


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Published 1780


Etching in sanguine on ivory laid paper


Plate: 34.9 × 23.6 cm (13 3/4 × 9 5/16 in.); Sheet: 36.7 × 24.9 cm (14 1/2 × 9 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Collection

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