Apr 28, 2022 - Sale 2602

Sale 2602 - Lot 154

Price Realized: $ 11,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
The Fall of the Giants.

Etching and drypoint, 1663. 720x475 mm; 28 1/2x19 inches, wide margins. Second state (of 2), an early impression in this state with the added drypoint distinct, with strong contrasts and little to no sign of wear.

According to Wallace, "Rosa (1615-1673) clearly borrowed the overall composition of [Bartolomeo Coriolano's, 1599-1676, same-titled woodcut, a piled up, cone-like mass of intermingled boulders and bodies capped with clouds surrounding the flying figure of Zeus. In addition the figure supporting a boulder at the lower right corner of Rosa's etching and the very similar running figure at the center of the lower left corner of the [chiaroscuro woodcut] print are both very like the rock-bearing figure near the left center of the woodcut." Bartsch 21; Wallace 115.