A Coastal Scene

Imaginary coastal scenes of this type recall the works of Claude.

The signature would appear to be false and the picture was probably made to pass for a genuine Rosa. It may date from the 18th century when Rosa was greatly admired and his works keenly sought by collectors throughout Europe.

Key facts

Artist dates
1615 - 1673
Full title
A Coastal Scene
Date made
probably 18th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
88.9 x 118.8 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery