Description: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 26 1/2 by 55 1/2 in.
Medium: oil on canvas
Condition Report: The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: This work is restored and in very good condition. The canvas has been lined. The paint layer is well textured. There is no abrasion. Retouches are clearly visible under ultraviolet light, in the marble floor beneath the figure in red on the far right, on the top edge above the flautist, in a spot in the chest above the reclining figure, in the lower left corner, and on the bottom edge beneath the reclining figure. Some of the original paint layer reads strongly in the face and right arm of the darker figure in the upper right in front of the group but these do not correspond to retouches. The reclining figure is in beautiful condition, as is the remainder of the picture. The painting should be hung as is.
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.
Esposizione Nazionale Artistica, September 5-18, 1887, no. 36
Literature: Maria Savi Lopez, "All' Esposizione di Venezia,"
Letture per Le Giovinette, Turin, 1887, vol. IX, p. 54
J. D. Widmann,
Jenseits des Gotthard: Menschen, Städte und Landschaften in Ober- und Mittel-Italien, Frauenfeld, 1888, p. 242
Esposizione Nazionale di Belle Arti in Venezia: Profili e Pensieri, Rome, 1888, p. 27-8
Michael F. Zimmermann,
Industrialisierung Der Phantasie: Der Aufbau des modernen Italien und das Mediensystem der Künste 1875-1900, Berlin, 2006, p. 96, illustrated
Provenance: Private Collection, South America
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Acquired from the above by the present owner