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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Old Master Drawings

Old Master Drawings (158 Lots)

by Sotheby's


158 lots with images

January 25, 2017

Live Auction

New York, NY, USA

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ATTRIBUTED TO ADAM VAN NOORT | An elegant couple in an interior, admiring a painting
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ATTRIBUTED TO AMBROSIUS FRANCKEN THE ELDER | Dawn/Childhood

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash, with revisions in pen and black ink and grey wash, within red chalk framing lines; indented for transfer;inscribed, beside various figures: Laetitia, Natura, Securitas, Aurora, Pax, Innocentia and Castitas; numbered, bottom centre, 1; bears inscriptions, lower right: J. Wierx and verso: Weierix  

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VENETIAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY | Study of a tree

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Description: Point of the brush and brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper

Condition Report: A few hinges at the top and on the side. The bottom right corner missing and made up. A loss made up on the left bottom corner. The drawing must have been partly attached to an old mount now lost, and there is some thinning of the paper which has been reinforced from the back with small pieces of Japan paper. Some grey studio stains and light brown scattered around. Media still quite well preserved white heightening still quite fresh.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GERMAN SCHOOL, EARLY 16TH CENTURY | <em>Recto</em>: Head of an old woman (St. Anne?);<br /><em>Verso</em>: fragmentary study of the legs of a figure seated in a landscape
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ATTRIBUTED TO ADRIAEN THOMASZ. KEY | The Virgin and Child

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Description: Black, red and white chalk with touches of blue-gray bodycolor, within partial black chalk and brown ink framing lines;bears numberings and inscriptions, verso: Nυo6 (red chalk, top left), Nυo 31 (black chalk, centre), Permens (brown ink, centre), Permitiano (black chalk, centre) and N229 (black chalk, lower left)

Condition Report: Overall condition generally good, strong and fresh. Sheet is fixed to old backing/album sheet down left edge. The backing sheet (possibly 18th century) has numerous inscriptions in Dutch, mainly biographical information on Parmigianino. Lower left corner made up, and also a small tab at lower edge, towards right. Strip of paper, c 5.5 cm wide, fixed to back of sheet along bottom edge, and squares of the same paper attached to the reverse at centre right edge and top right corner. Some light creases, especially lower centre. Chalk a little rubbed, notably towards lower left, but otherwise good and fresh. One small brown spot, lower centre.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BARTOLOMEO PASSAROTTI | Study of seated woman sleeping

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Description: Pen and brown ink;bears illegible, obscured inscription in brown ink, verso

Condition Report: Laid down, and window mounted. Ink has eaten into the paper in various places, resulting in various small losses and thin areas, all of which are backed with Japan paper patches. Minor staining and discoloration of paper, particularly lower right and in background towards top. Some abrasions and minor losses along bottom edge. Remainder of ink extremely good and strong. Sold in an antique, painted wood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ANDREA MELDOLLA, CALLED SCHIAVONE | The Adoration of the Shepherds

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Description: Black chalk and stumping on blue paper;bears old attribution in pen and ink, over an older inscription: Parmigianino

Condition Report: Generally good condition. Media strong and paper still light blue. A few light brown and small stains at the bottom of the sheet and to the right corner and at the top margin near the center. On the verso staining from glue can be seen around the edges and some brown staining which have not affected visibly the recto.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BEZZI, CALLED IL NOSADELLA | The Virgin and Child with Saints Thomas and Anthony Abbot

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk

Condition Report: Laid down. A loss on the lower left margin and some small losses along the lower right edge and a few pin point holes along the right edge. Small tears around the left margin and a old fold running vertically to the left and few abrasions. A light water stain at the bottom and on the left corner. Small stains scattered and to the upper left corner a bigger light brown stain. Some surface dirt. The media is still strongIn 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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LELIO ORSI | Apollo driving the chariot of the sun

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Description: Pen and brown ink, heightened with white, on paper washed light brown

Condition Report: Laid down on an old mount. At the top to the left is a little area of bubbling of the paper and a crease towards the corner. There is a dark stain towards the top left edge. The washed brown preparation is uneven and it shows signs of some changes in the pigment over time. A long and narrow water stain to the right of the figure of Apollo. The white is in part oxidized. Sold in a giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ATTRIBUTED TO BALDASSARE PERUZZI | Cartoon with a male and female head facing left

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Description: Drawn with the brush and brown wash on brown-washed paper; incised;bears attribution on the back of the drawing: Giulio Romano

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LELIO ORSI | An elaborate design for a decoration over a mantle piece

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash heightened with white heightening, on paper washed beige.Bears in pen and ink some capital letters on the recto:...SNO and an attribution on the backing in black chalk:...di Novellara fe

Condition Report: Laid down on board. The media appears to be overall in good condition. There is a pin point hole towards the upper right corner. The washed backgrounds is uneven and it shows signs of some changes in the pigment over time, and there is evidence of some rubbing of the surface. There are very light stains all around the right, left and top margins.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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ANTONIO VASSILACCHI, CALLED L'ALIENSE | Design for an altar

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Description: Pen and brown ink and two shades of brown wash;bears attribution in pen and brown ink: Polidoro

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CIRCLE OF PERINO DEL VAGA | Design for a triangular section of a ceiling decoration with grotesques and a landscape with a Roman ruin

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash; bears old inscription in pen and brown ink, verso: Io aucuno.....confece/anc...recente..../che si confiar di.......

Condition Report: Glued only all along the left margin. A yellow stain to the right lower side and smaller stains scattered but not very visible. Some lines drawn on the verso are slightly visible on the recto. A strip of paper of about 1 cm is attached on the verso at the margins from a previous mount.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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JACOPO PALMA, CALLED PALMA IL GIOVANE | A standing figure, his right arm outstretched

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Description: Black chalk heightened with white chalk, on gray paper;bears old attribution and numbering, lower right: tintoreto 8

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GIROLAMO FRANCESCO MARIA MAZZOLA, CALLED PARMIGIANINO | Augustus and the Sibyl

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Description: Black chalk and gray-brown wash, heightened with white, on blue paper

Condition Report: Laid down on the Skippe mount. The top corners are missing, as is the point of the bottom right corner. There are two tiny pinpoint losses over the left of the head of Augustus, and a small crack not very visible towards the left margin. Some light brown staining in that area, and little occasional very small stains. Overall condition is good and paper retains its original blue color. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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NICCOLÒ CIRCIGNANI, CALLED IL POMARANCIO | Study of a group of figures, two carrying crosses

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Description: Red chalk;bears inscription in brown ink, bottom centre: y3 / Di mr Niccolao Pomaranci and verso: di Gottantino di Servi

Condition Report: Attached in three corners to the old album sheet. Large light brown stain at bottom edge, below inscription. Various other small stains and spots, but largely towards edges. Sheet somewhat dirty towards edges. Small round hole, by foot of right hand figure. Chalk good and fresh. Sold in a carved and gilded frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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JACOPO NEGRETTI, CALLED PALMA IL GIOVANE | Juno

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over black chalk, squared for transfer in black chalk;inscribed, centre right: Lumi(?) and bears old attribution, lower right: Palma; bears Sagredo numbering (L.2103a) on the mount in pen and brown ink, recto: G.P. nυo. 180. and verso: G.P. nυo: 298

Condition Report: Laid down on paper and hinge mounted to the remains of an old album page. The sheet has discolored somewhat and there are some small stains and areas of surface dirt throughout. There is a small area of blue paint to the upper centre, possibly from the artist's studio. Otherwise in good condition with the medium fresh and vibrant throughout. Sold in a giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CHERUBINO ALBERTI | Two prisoners

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Description: Red and black chalk

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ANTENORE RIDOLFI, ACTIVE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY | Ceiling of the Sala delle Guardie, Palazzo Farnese, Caprarola

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Description: Black chalk and two tones of brown wash, with color notations in pen and brown ink

Condition Report: Laid down. Various fairly substantial made up losses, most notably top left and right corners, centre left, and in centre of sheet. Otherwise somewhat rubbed and slightly discoloured, but generally readable. Franed.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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FEDERICO ZUCCARO | The Resurrection of Lazarus

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over traces of black chalk, on paper washed light ochre-brown

Condition Report: Laid down on the old mount which has been reduced but still has the old attribution written by Calvière. There is a splash of light brown ink at the top to the right of the figure of Christ. The ink has sunk a bit, but the overall composition is still readable, and the drawing is in quite good 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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SALVATOR ROSA | An animal nursing a child while a second child and a seated man look on, possibly a scene from the lives of Romulus and Remus

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Description: Red chalk, within traces of black chalk framing lines

Condition Report: Laid down on paper, which in turn has been hinged to an old album page. The upper and lower edges of the sheet are somewhat uneven and there is some slight light brown staining to the centre of the sheet. The red chalk medium remains predominantly fresh throughout."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."

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BERNARDO STROZZI | The Adoration of the Shepherds

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Description: Pen and brown ink

Condition Report: Laid down. Slightly irregular margins right and left. Some grey wash at the top which appears to be from brush strokes. Some light brown staining scattered and a few slightly darker. Pen and ink very strong.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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PIETRO BERRETTINI, CALLED PIETRO DA CORTONA | A young man holding a dish seen in profile

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Description: Black chalk with some touches of white chalk;bears old attribution in pen and brown ink: P. da Corton

Condition Report: Laid down and hinged at the four corners to the modern mount. Some light grey stains to the left towards the margin behind the shoulder. Very light staining scattered possibly old foxing. Surface dirt but black chalk and image still strong. Sold in a giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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MASTER OF THE BLUE WASH | A fanciful vine decorated ewer, with a goat and bacchic revelers

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Description: Pen and brown ink and blue wash, over traces of black chalk

Condition Report: Hinge mounted. There are a number of small repairs to the sheet, most notably under the vines to the right of the main composition and to the right of the faun on the right. The pen and ink medium remains reasonably fresh as does the characteristic blue wash.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | A landscape with a building on the right and figures

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Description: Pen and brown ink

Condition Report: Laid down. Some areas at the top where the paper is undulating. A few small light stains at the top and one light yellowish stain towards the bottom corner. Tiny remains on top margins and bottom right of the previous hinges. Overall in quite good condition. Sold in a modern gilded frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | River landscape with a hunter shooting birds, his dog beside him

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Description: Pen and brown ink;bears pencil attribution on the old backing paper: Guercino/da Cento and numbering: 1.8

Condition Report: Laid down on an old backing and window mounted. Some slight foxing scattered around. A few minor cracks to the sheet due to the iron gall ink to the left of the center, on the area of shrubs and tree trunks near the river and rocks below. The image and media still very strong throughout this impressive sheet. Sold in a modern gilded frameIn 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | Study of a young man wearing a hat, in profile

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Description: Pen and brown ink;bears old attribution, lower left: guerchino

Condition Report: Laid down on paper. There are some small areas where the iron gall ink has begun to sink into the sheet, creating some small losses. These areas include the sitters nose and the back of his neck. There is evidence of some slight discoloration and surface dirt to the sheet. Otherwise in fair condition with the image still strong throughout.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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REMIGIO CANTAGALLINA | A wooded landscape with a traveler and his dog approaching a coastal town

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Description: Pen and brown ink, within partial brown ink framing lines;bears numbering in brown ink, upper center: 1.

Condition Report: Hinge mounted in a number of places to an old sheet of paper, which has in turn been adhered down to another sheet. The sheet has discolored somewhat and there are a number of small tears and nicks to the sheet, particularly to the lower, right and upper edges. There are a number of localized brown stains to the sheet and evidence of surface dirt throughout. The pen and ink has eaten away at the sheet in the areas where it has been most densely applied, such as the rocks, lower left and lower center. The medium remains in otherwise stable condition with the image strong. Sold in a painted and giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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LUDOVICO CARRACCI | A bearded man, leaning on a ledge, resting his head against his fist
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LOMBARD SCHOOL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY | Three Angels with Instruments of the Passion

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Description: Red chalk;bears inscription: so Fiorentino

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | A male nude kneeling, his right hand resting on a stone

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Description: Oiled charcoal on gray-beige paper;bears an old inscription in pen and brown ink, verso: questo disegno del Guercino/fu di Bastiano Ricci/......di Jacopo Parolini/Pittore ferrarese donatogli in Bologna dall'....per memoria

Condition Report: The sheet is laid down on japan paper leaving out at the top the readable old inscription. There are losses made up at the top and bottom left corners were some damage has occurred to the area of the fingers. A repaired tears run along the length of the arm to the right. There are brown and darker stains scattered around at the top of the sheet and to the right. Slight rubbing of the surface in few places and surface dirt but overall media strong. Sold mounted and framed in a gilded modern frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI LANFRANCO | Pope Gregory kneeling before a painting of the Virgin

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Description: Pen and brown ink and brown wash over traces of black chalk, within black ink framing lines;bears inscription, lower right:  Giacomo Palma Veccio / Palma

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | A seated man holding a staff

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Description: Red chalk

Condition Report: Laid down on paper which has in turn been hinged to a modern mount. There is some very slight discoloration to areas of the sheet and some light foxing in places. Otherwise this work remains in very good condition, with the red chalk medium fresh and vibrant throughout. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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LUCA GIORDANO | <em>Recto:</em> Isaac blessing his son Jacob<br /><em>Verso:</em> A sketch for Samson and Delilah and a separate study of a gentlemen in armor, almost half length  

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Description: Red chalk (recto and verso) on red tinted paper (recto);bears red chalk signature Lucca Giordano f. (recto)

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA BEINASCHI | The Virgin interceding with Christ on behalf of two Jesuits Saints

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash

Condition Report: Laid down, on the middle traces where the sheet was hanged to dry. A ridge due to a defect of the paper running horizontally in the lower part of the sheet. A few bluish studio stains scattered and a few brown stains in the upper and lower part of the sheet. Some small damage to the upper right corner and rubbing, a loss made up also to the lower left corner. Little surface dirt. The media strong.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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LAURENT DE LA HYRE | St. Matthew

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Description: Black chalk and gray wash

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FRENCH FOLLOWER OF CARAVAGGIO (SIMON VOUET?) | Head of a man wearing a laurel wreath

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Description: Black chalk or charcoal heightened with white chalk; bears old attribution in brown ink: Annibale Caracci

Condition Report: Laid down on what appears to be an 18th-century album page. Large stain, top right, and other smaller stains (mostly brown). Lower left corner missing, and various other small losses at edges. Various creases and abrasions.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | Caricatures: peasants in a crowd, in profile to the right

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Description: Pen and brown ink

Condition Report: Glued in few places around the edges to an old backing sheet. Some defects in the paper overall media fresh and in good condition. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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REMIGIO CANTAGALLINA | A rugged coastal landscape with figures in the foreground

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash, over black chalk, within brown ink framing lines

Condition Report: Window mounted. The sheet has very slightly discolored and there are some very small areas of surface dirt throughout. Otherwise in very fine condition with the medium extremely fresh and vibrant throughout. Sold in a giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | Three putti

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Description: Red chalk and stumping

Condition Report: Laid down on an old sheet of card. The sheet has two losses, the first to the left half of the upper edge and the second to the lower left corner. Both of these losses have been made up. The sheet itself has a narrow band of discoloration to its four edges, as the result of an old mount, as well as areas of slight rubbing and surface dirt throughout. The red chalk medium remains predominantly fresh throughout this attractive sheet. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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CIRCLE OF CARLO MARATTA | Joseph and Potiphar's wife

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Description: Red chalk, within black chalk framing lines;bears old attribution, lower right: Cignani

Condition Report: Laid down and window mounted. Some slight surface dirt, but overall condition good and fresh. Sold in a gilded frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI BATTISTA GAULLI, CALLED IL BACICCIO | A standing soldier seen from behind
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MICHEL CORNEILLE THE YOUNGER | Saint Francis receiving the stigmata

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Description: Pen and brown ink over red chalk, heightened with white

Condition Report: Laid down on an old mount. There are some very small losses to the lower right corner and some small light brown stains and evidence of surface dirt throughout. The iron gall ink has very fractionally sunk in places, however the red chalk and white heightening remain strong throughout. The work remains in predominantly good 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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JEAN-BAPTISTE DE CHAMPAIGNE | A Study of Saint Theresa, half-length, looking to the left
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UBALDO GANDOLFI | Endymion asleep

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk, within brown ink framing lines;bears old attribution, upper centre: Ubaldo Gandolfi and an old numbering on the album page, upper centre: 16bears a further old attribution and numbering to the album page, verso: Ubaldo Gandolfi / 3

Condition Report: Laid down on an old album page. There are some slight stains to the sheets extremities, due in part to old adhesive tape. The drawing itself remains in very fine condition, with only very minor signs of foxing in places. The pen an ink medium remains fresh and vibrant throughout. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | A river landscape with a fisherman, a city in the background

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Description: Red chalk;bears old numbering in pen and brown ink: 45

Condition Report: Window mounted. Overall media fresh and strong. Paper slightly buckled at the top of the sheet. Sold mounted and framed in a modern gilded frameIn 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | King David

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Description: Pen and brown ink

Condition Report: Laid down on an old mount. The sheet has yellowed somewhat and there is a very slight band of discoloration to the four edges of the sheet, most probably created by an old mount. There are some small white/gray stains to the upper left quarter. The iron gall ink has begun to sink into the sheet in places and has created some small losses and cracks to the sheet around David's eyes, the tip of his nose and around his left shoulder. A small area has been made up in his headdress. Otherwise the image remains strong throughout this energetic sheet. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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GIOVANNI FRANCESCO BARBIERI, CALLED IL GUERCINO | St. John the Baptist seated in the wilderness

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Description: Red chalk

Condition Report: Hinge mounted in two places along the upper edge to a modern mount. There is some very light buckling to the sheet and some minor discolouration to the extremities of the four edges. There is some very slight foxing in places, though this is only perceptible on upon very close inspection. Otherwise in very fine condition, with the red chalk medium fresh and vibrant throughout. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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UBALDO GANDOLFI | Two putti in flight

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Description: Pen and brown ink and wash, over traces of black chalk, within a brown ink circular framing line;bears old attribution, upper right: Ubaldo Gandolfi and numbering, upper centre: 12

Condition Report: Window mounted. The sheet is in predominantly good condition, with only a few minor stains and creases in places. The pen and ink medium remains strong throughout this attractive sheet. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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BOLOGNESE SCHOOL, EARLY 17TH CENTURY | Head of a young boy

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Description: Black chalk within pen and brown ink framing lines, the sheet extended on all four sides

Condition Report: Hinged to mount at the upper margin. Main section of drawing on a separate piece of paper that has been laid down onto another sheet. Both sheets have suffered condition issues however the black chalk remains strong and overall image is still powerful. Paper has discolored and there are a number of brown stains, more so around the edges of the larger sheet. Sold in a carved and gilded frameIn 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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