Salvator Rosa was a fanciful, versatile Neapolitan painter, especially active in Rome and Florence and leading a very adventurous life. He painted many different themes, famous are his battles and scenes of witchcraft. He was also an engraver and etcher. In Florence, Rosa had many illustrious clients, mostly admirers of the Neapolitan School. This self‐portrait arrived in the Uffizi collections at Cosimo III’s will in 1682.