Lot 7
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Gentile di Niccolò Massio, called Gentile da Fabriano

250,000 - 350,000 USD
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  • Gentile di Niccolò Massio, called Gentile da Fabriano
  • Saint Bartholomew
  • inscribed with the name of the saint in the halo, and inscribed in pencil on the reverse: Bartholomus and with the numbers 3 and 2
  • gold ground, tempera on panel, unframed


Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, on loan 2009-2011.


A. De Marchi and M. Mazzalupi, Pittori ad Ancona nel Quattrocento, Milan 2008, pp. 49-51, 92, 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 panel is curved from left to right but has received no reinforcements on the reverse. There is mild cracking to the paint layer but there is no instability apparent. The gilding has been nicely repaired but seems to show a good deal of original gold. Restorations are clearly visible under ultraviolet light in isolated spots in the figure, but the face is mostly un-restored and the restorations that have been applied are accurate and careful. The painting should be hung as is.
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