Jean Vincent, Paris Georges Renand, Paris (acquired from the above) His sale, Hôtel Drouot, Collection Georges Renand, 13 December 1988, lot 14 Edouard and Jeanine Chapet, Paris (purchased in the sale mentioned above)
Formerly attributed to Bernardino di Betto, called il Pinturicchio (1452-1513).
To the naked eye :
The painting seems to be in a less satisfactory condition.
It is painted on a softwood panel made of a single cradled plank, with traces of former woodworms. We can notice a lot of old retouches on the overall composition, and some horizontal opened craquelures.
Under UV light :
We can notice a lot of retouchings. "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."