Lot 162: FOLLOWER OF JACOPINO DEL CONTE | Lucretia
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: oil on poplar panel, with an unidentified collector's wax seal on the reverse
The thick panel is flat and stable. It has two horizontal support batons adhered to the reverse. The paint surface is stable with a discoloured and patchy varnish. There are signs of old woodworm throughout. There are very fine hairline surface cracks coming down from the upper margin, particularly in the upper right corner, but otherwise no major damage is visible. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a very uneven varnish and some areas of restoration scattered throughout. The most concentrated area of which are in the crotch of Lucretia, her stomach and around her breasts. There are small, more minor retouchings in the face of the sitter and others scattered throughout the fabric and background. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in fair condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Dimensions: 104 x 68.5 cm.; 40 7/8 x 27 in.
Medium: oil on poplar panel, with an unidentified collector's wax seal on the reverse