RELATED LITERATURE L. Planiscig, Venezianische Bildhauer der Renaissance, Vienna, 1921, fig. 699; M. H. Schwartz, European Sculpture from the Abbott Guggenheim Collection, New York, 2008, no. 46, p. 101
Overall the condition of the bronze is good. There is some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor irregularities due to casting flaws. The metal rod with which the piece is mounted on the base has a restored break. There is worming throughout the base and a stable, naturally occurring, split to the lower edge. "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."