We are grateful to Daniele Benati, Emilio Negro and Nicosetta Roio for confirming the attribution to Giovanni Battista Bolognini on the basis of photographs. Drs. Negro and Roio plan to publish the present work in their addendum to the Scuola di Guido Reni.
In fairly good condition. The canvas is lined. Bearing the inscription "no. 70" at lower left. Craquelure throughout. Inpainting visible, most noticeably on the figure turned away from the viewer at front left, as well as in other places. (not examined under UV) 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.