A 17th century copy after Titian's original in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (see H. Wethey, The Complete Paintings of Titian, vol. III, The Mythological and Historical Paintings, London 1975, pp. 203-4, cat. no. 54, reproduced plates 72 & 73).
The canvas has an effective relining. The paint surface is generally secure and under a thick discoloured varnish. There are several ares of abrasion. Inspection under UV light reveals extensive old retouchings.
Offered in a later wood and plaster frame in reasonable 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."