Professor Michael Jaffé CBE (1923-1997), Cambridge, United Kingdom; and thence by family descent; on loan to the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (1976 - 2016); the present owner
The present model is also known in a marble version which has been published as circle of Adriaen de Vries (circa 1556-1629) on account of a compositional similarity to the Christ in Distress in the Liechenstein collection (inv. no. SK515).
RELATED LITERATURE F. Antonovich, L'art à la Cour de Rodolphe II Empereur du Saint Empire Romain Germanique: Prague et son rayonnement, Paris, 1992, no. 163
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. A few original casting joints are visible, including at the proper left arm and both thighs. There are a few original bronze patchings, including to the proper left inner leg. There are a few nicks and scratches, in particular to the back on the proper left side. There is rubbing to the lacquer patina at the high points. There are two metal dowels to the buttocks with which the bronze slides into the base. "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."