This handsome study, executed in chalk and wash, resembles, especially in facial type, other works by Giuseppe Cades. It is possibly preparatory for a figure in an Adoration of the Shepherds, but, may also have been intended as a finished head study.
Window mounted and laid down on thin japan paper. Overall in good condition. A small repaired hole at the lower right margin. Some losses around the edges of the sheet. Medium strong and vibrant. "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."