NETHERLANDISH, PROBABLY MALINES
LATE 16TH CENTURY
THE MOCKING OF CHRIST
within later velvet covered wood frame
12 ⅛ by 9 ⅞ in.; 31 by 25 cm.
Wear and some chipping throughout including around edges and to upper corners. Repair in upper left corner and to horizontal crack from top left corner down to feet of soldier to the left of Christ. Some repair to chest of far left- hand soldier. Some losses and tears to velvet framework.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Sotheby's London, 8 July 2003, lot 59