Lot 104
  • 104

Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli and Studio

150,000 - 200,000 USD
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  • Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli and Studio
  • The Resurrection
  • tempera on panel, transferred to canvas
  • 52in by 41 7/8in


With Luigi Albrighi, Florence, 1959;
With David Carritt Ltd., London, circa 1960;
Acquired by Max Aitken, 1st Lord Beaverbrook (1879-1964) in 1963, and thence by descent to the present ownsership.


Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, on loan from 1963 until 2010;
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Exhibition of Art Treasures, 1 July 2005-5 March 2006.


"Visit the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick" in The Atlantic Advocate, March 1963, vol. 53, p. 53, no. 7, reproduced, p. 73;
F. Zeri, "Questioni di Bottega del Botticelli" in Paragone, Nos. 419, 421, 423, January, March & May, 1985, pp. 135-9, reproduced, fig. 94 (as Studio of Botticelli);
P. Hachey, "Sandro Botticelli 1445-1510", in Arts Atlantic 25, Spring 1986, pp. 47-9, reproduced p. 47;
N. Pons, Botticelli: Catalogo Completo, Milan 1989, pp. 96-7, cat. no. 145b, reproduced;
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery: The Hosmer-Pillow-Vaughan Gallery, Fredericton 1990;
I. Lumsden, CJ. Collins, L. Glenn, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery Collection: Selected Works, Fredericton 2000, p. 148, reproduced in color, p. 156;
I mai visti: capolavori dai depositi degli Uffizi, exhibition catalogue, Florence 2001, p. 61 (as Studio of Botticelli);
A. Cecchi, Botticelli, Milan 2005, pp. 86 and 93, note 89 (as Studio of Botticelli);
S. Donovan, The Nashwaak Review, vol. 16/17, 2006, no. 1, reproduced in color.


The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com , an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This painting, like its mate the previous lot, was transferred from panel to canvas. It was also originally painted on three sections of wood, one join running through the bridge of the nose of Christ and the other through the flag. Also like its mate, the canvas onto which it was lined has a horizontal join running through the thighs of Christ. The painting is in very similar condition overall to the previous lot and the paint layer is stable. The restoration has been well applied and although the painting could be hung as is, it could also be cleaned. The only unique part of the condition here which is not present in the other painting are some more radical losses in the sky between the flag and Christ's head and in the right side beneath the cliffs where three vertical fillings have been made and restored, one of them running vertically through the face and helmet of the sleeping saint.
"This lot is offered for sale subject to Sotheby's Conditions of Business, which are available on request and printed in Sotheby's sale catalogues. The independent reports contained in this document are provided for prospective bidders' information only and without warranty by Sotheby's or the Seller."

Catalogue Note

See note for previous lot.