oil on canvas
173.5 by 228.5 cm.; 68 1/4 by 90 in.
The canvas has been relined. The paint surface is secure and clean. The colours are strong. Impasto of unusual thickness and quality can be seen particularly in the hair and drapery. Two horizontal seams can be seen: the first running through the centre of the canvas; the second through the upper part. A vertical scene running the height of the canvas can be seen at the far left. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals systematic infilling of craquelure and scattered retouchings throughout the figures and drapery. The work is offered in a gilt carved frame with black painted sight edge, in 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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, Kunst in der Republik Genua 1528–1815, September – November 1992, cat. no. 97.
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M. Newcome Schleier, in Kunst in der republic Genua 1528–1815, exhibition catalogue, Frankfurt, Schirn Kunsthalle, 1992, p. 182, cat. no. 97, reproduced plate 97.