LOMBARD/VENETIAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
ALLEGORY OF GEOMETRY; ALLEGORY OF GEOGRAPHY
a pair, each oil on canvas
each 46 by 33½ in.; 116.8 by 85.1 cm.
The former: The canvas is lined. A decorative image presents well, though the paint has thinned overtime. Inspection under UV reveals scattered spots of retouching throughout. An area of repair is likely on the sitter's chest and at left in the sky. Painting can hang as is, offered framed.
The latter: The canvas is lined. A decorative image presents well, though the paint has thinned overtime. Inspection under UV reveals scattered spots of retouching throughout. An area of repair is likely on the sitter's chest and at far left, in the clouds on the edges, as well as on her cloth at bottom center. Painting can hang as is, offered framed.
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With Luigi Grassi, Florence (according to label on reverse);
Anonymous sale, Genoa, Wannenes, 2 December 2015, lot 812 (as Manner of Girolamo da Santacroce), for €148,800.