Lot 206
  • 206

Venetian School, first quarter of the 15th century

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • The Virgin and Christ in glory with two musical angels, surrounded by saints
  • inscribed in Latin: Evigilabu[n]t om[nes] alij advitam / alii as obprobriu[m]
  • tempera on velum (?) laid down on panel


The following condition report has been provided by Karen Thomas of Thomas Art Conservation LLC., 336 West 37th Street, Suite 830, New York, NY 10018, 212-564-4024, info@thomasartconservation.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. Although the dark background may be strengthened with a toning layer, the remainder of the picture appears stable with normal wear. Fragments of gold leaf in the background area of the circular region indicate this passage was likely once fully covered with gold leaf. The eagle symbolizing John the Baptist in the top left corner is heavily restored and scattered minor retouching is found elsewhere. Most of the restoration appears to be discernable under ultraviolet illumination, although more may exist below the strongly fluorescent thick natural resin varnish. Scattered small losses are found throughout. Brownish residue lodged in cracks and brushwork is likely a combination of aged varnish and dirt. No defects are discernable in the vellum primary support and the secondary panel support is stable and planar with cross grain battens inset into the verso.
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Catalogue Note

The text here inscribed on the scroll is derived from Daniel 12:2, "Many shall awaken, some to life everlasting and some to disgrace."