Though a secure attribution for this lively, early compositional drawing has thus far not been forthcoming, the handling seems reminiscent of the graphic styles of Giovanni Bernardino Azzolino and Belisario Corenzio.
Laid down on an old collectors mount. The white heightening has oxidized throughout the sheet and there are some small stains and areas of surface dirt. Otherwise in predominantly good condition, with the image strong. "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."