This relief is an adaptation of the model of Susanna and the Elders carved by Bossuit circa 1680-1690 (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, inv. no. 2011.12). This subject has been engraved by Barend Graat and published by Matthijs Pool in 1727, in an album of engravings after Bossuit's works.
Surface dirt throughout, notably in the crevices, and stable hairline splitting visible in some places consistent with the age of the material. Slightly darker spots are visible in some places, notably in the crevices and in the baclkground, probably due to humidity. Otherwise in overall good condition.
The ebony marquetry frame with minor dents, notably along the edges, consistent with age and handling. "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."