Lot 109
  • 109

Attributed to Arcangelo di Cola da Camerino

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Arcangelo di Cola da Camerino
  • Ecce Homo with instruments of the Passion¬†
  • tempera on panel, gold ground

Provenance

Milan, Galleria Pesaro, "Il patrimonio artistico della Villa Guaita", March 1936, lots 306-307 (attributed by George Martin Richter to Arcangelo di Cola and accompanied by its pair).

Exhibited

Cremona, Seconda Fiera Nazionale d'Arte antica, 1938, no. 703-704.

Literature

Catalogo della Seconda Fiera Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Cremona 1938, cat. nos. 703-704 (as Arcangelo di Cola);
W. Angelelli and A.G. De Marchi, Pittura dal Duecento al primo Cinquecento nelle fotografie di G. Bombelli, Milano 1991, p. 158 (as circle of Michele Giambono);
M. Boskovits, "Osservazioni sulla pittura tardogotica nelle Marche," in Immagini da meditare. Ricerche su dipinti di tema religioso nei secoli XII-XV, Milan 1994, p. 299, reproduced fig. 210 (as Arcangelo di Cola).

Condition

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. This painting is in sound condition overall, with a patina that is consistent with the advanced age of the picture. The vertically grained, very thin wood panel support displays a mild convex warp. Old damages are primarily evident as tiny but deep dents and small scratches clustered in Christ's torso as well as a few scattered gouges. Extensive retouching in the flesh passages addresses wear, particularly in the mid and dark tones. and the network of minuscule aging cracks. The highlights remain better preserved. On the reverse, a wax-containing coating is cloudy and scuffed. The verso surface could be improved to allow better reading of the decorative motifs.
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Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Mauro Minardi the cataloguing of this lot on the basis of photographs.