The son of the illustrious painter Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Panini carved out a successful career for himself as a designer of elaborate stage sets and picturesque architectural views, often intended for engraving. His drawings are relatively rare.
Hinged to the mount at the upper margin. Two small tears along the upper left margin. Few creases in the sheet. Some faint light brown staining. Overall in good condition with colours fresh and vibrant throughout. "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."