Jean C. Genty (L.3424); Sale, Basel, 26 September 1970; Purchased in London on the art market in 1981
This drawing seems to date, like the writing, from the sixteenth century,1 and it is drawn over stylus outlines. Although this drawing is a very quick sketch, it is possible to detect some similarities with the graphic style of Lodovico Cardi, called Il Cigoli (1559-1613).
1. The Latin inscriptions appear to be fragmentary invoices
Traces of four old horizontal folds and one oblique. Margins and edges stained and soiled especially at the top margin.
Nicks and very small losses to the left margin, scattered foxing and light yellow staining to the lower part in the middle.
Media 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."