Property from an American Collection
ROMAN SCHOOL, 16TH CENTURY
STUDIES OF HEADS OF LADIES, WARRIORS AND GARGOYLES
Pen and brown ink and wash
297 by 233 mm; 11⅝ by 9⅛ in
Laid down on an old (Richardson?) mount. There is some toning to the sheet and some accompanying nicks to the extremities and minor stains to the sheet. The combination of pen and ink and wash remains in overall good condition, with the image strong. Sold in a modern giltwood frame.
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.
Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680), London (L.2092);
Jonathan Richardson Senior (1655-1745), London (L.2183), his mount with attribution to 'Julio Romano / Pyrrho Ligorio' and shelf marks 'F 17 / 26. / G. 43. (crossed out) / R. 32 / F 19 / 2c. 39. / Zh. 60. / Zd.';
The Duke of Rutland;
Czarna Scheiner, New York,
by whose estate sold, New York, Christie's, 11 January 1989, lot 9 (as Attributed to Pirro Ligorio)