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Lot 8: CIRCLE OF DONATO CRETI, (ITALIAN 1671-1749)WOMAN AND CHILD
January 23, 2017
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
CIRCLE OF DONATO CRETI
WOMAN AND CHILD
Inscribed ''Partuloze'' (?) bottom left, pen and brown ink on paper, unframed
Sheet size: 6 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (17.5 x 13 cm)
(late 16th century)
ADORATION OF CHRIST BY MARY, JOSEPH AND PEASANTS IN THE MANGER
Inscribed ''PV'' Woodbury sale no. 1083/17'' verso, pen and brown wash on paper, unframed
Sheet size: 8 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. (20.5 x 16cm)
NORTHERN ITALIAN SCHOOL
Pen and brown ink and wash on paper, unframed
Sheet size: 8 x 6 15/16 in. (20.7 x 16.8 cm)
Prof. V. Blum, Vienna (Creti).
Private Collection, Washington, D.C.
Creti - with two tiny tape hinges top edge verso affixed to card mat, in generally fair to good overall condition with repaired upper right corner, stain from tape hinge at top left, some localized discoloration and pale light staining; also some scattered foxing.
Adoration - affixed, apparently with glue, at upper left and right corner to paper, and the sheet itself likely backed to another sheet, with some minor old glue/paper remnants in some areas on verso, with some slight losses to sheet at center right at seated saint at far right; slight localized minor discoloration and otherwise generally good overall condition.
Saint - affixed to backing sheet with drawn and decorated borders, except at bottom right where sheet no longer affixed to backing paper (with some paper residue at lower right verso); with brown stain at lower center right and in otherwise generally good overall condition.
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