This group with a highly dramatic intensity can be compared with the Genoese models by the French sculptor Pierre Puget (1620-1694) or by Filippo Parodi (1630-1702), who was also active in Venice and Padua.
In overall good condition with surface dirt, notably in the crevices, and minor chips along the edges of the drapery and to some of the high points, consistent with age and handling. The Virgin's proper left hand has been restored with four fingers partially replaced. Christ's proper right foot with a loss to the big toe and small chips to the other toes. There are 3 small losses to the veil covering the Virgin's head. The back of the marble group is hollowed out. The base has been carved separatly. There are two small losses to the drapery below Christ's stomach. There are two fixing holes to the back where the group was secured to the wall. "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."