Please note that the measurements of this drawing are 277 by 192 mm, 10 15 /16 by 7 1/2 in.
We are grateful to Nicholas Turner for informing us that a copy of this drawing by an artist from the School of Guercino is in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (inv. no. KdZ 21037).
Please note that this drawing should be designated: Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections
Please note that this lot should have be designated: Property from a New England Estate
We are grateful to Mr Christian Adrien for informing us that the subject of this drawing is in fact Christ instructing Nicodemus (John 3:1-21).
Please note that this drawing was displayed in the following exhibition: Aspects de Fragonard,Peintures, Dessins, Estampes, Paris, Galerie Cailleux, 1987, No. 65
We are grateful to Alastair Laing for informing us of an oil modello by Gauffier of the same composition in the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford, UK. The modello has small differences to both drawing and painting, and is thought to be an intermediate stage between the present sheet and the finished painting.
Please note that this lot should be catalogued as by, rather than Attributed to, Francesco Bartolozzi, and that the estimate should be $10,000-15,000.
Please also note that a painting by Giovanni Battista Cipriani, which is compositionally similar to the present drawing of Boreas and Oreithyia, was formerly at Houghton Hall.
Please also note that the frames on these drawings are probably original.
Please note that this lot should be catalogued as by Hendrik Frans van Lint, rather than as "Attributed to.."