Lot 109
  • 109

Pierre-Jacques Cazes

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Pierre-Jacques Cazes
  • Mercury Entrusting Bacchus to the Nymphs of Mount Nysa
  • oil on canvas

Condition

Relined. Under a slightly dirty varnish. Overall picture presents a charming image with nice retention of paint surface and coloration, particularly in the figures. The painting may be hung in its present state. As seen in the catalogue illustration, in the sky at upper left hand corner and at right a few very thin lines of retouchings are visible along the old craquelure, which is now stable. There are a few additional tiny discolored retouches here and there, but none of these are disturbing. Ultraviolet reveals some very small additional retouches here and there. There may be additional retouches that the varnish renders impossible to detect with ultraviolet. In a carved and gilt 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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