The figures within this landscape scene do not relate to a specific story. The figures appear to derive from a work by Rosa entitled 'The Crucifixion of Polycrates' (Chicago, Art Institute).

Although once considered to be by Rosa himself, it is now attributed to a later imitator working in his style. An attribution to Filippo d'Angeli (about 1600 - about 1640) has been suggested.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1615 - 1673
Full title
Mountainous Landscape with Figures
Date made
after 17th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
76.5 x 111.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs F.L. Ricketts, 1886
Inventory number
NG1206
Location in Gallery