CIRCLE OF GIROLAMO DA CARPI | Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a brown doublet, an embroidered collar and a black robe and hat, against a green background
CIRCLE OF GIROLAMO DA CARPI | Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a brown doublet, an embroidered collar and a black robe and hat, against a green background
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The Property of a Gentleman

CIRCLE OF GIROLAMO DA CARPI | Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a brown doublet, an embroidered collar and a black robe and hat, against a green background

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

CIRCLE OF GIROLAMO DA CARPI | Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a brown doublet, an embroidered collar and a black robe and hat, against a green background

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot Sold:6,125GBP

Lot Details

Description

The Property of a Gentleman

CIRCLE OF GIROLAMO DA CARPI

Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a brown doublet, an embroidered collar and a black robe and hat, against a green background


oil on canvas, possibly reduced

56.5 x 45.3 cm.; 22¼ x 17⅞ in.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is slightly dirty, and the varnish is slightly discoloured. In raking light it is possible to discern a concentrated strip of retouching along the upper margin, as well as a network of fine retouchings throughout the paint surface, particularly in the sitter's face, probably to disguise the appearance of craquelure. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms this, and further reveals retouching along a horizontal line, starting in the lower half of the right margin and extending for approx. 28 cm. into the lower part of his beard; as well as a more concentrated area of retouching at the top of his right shoulder, 2 x 2 cm.; and another patch in the right wing of his collar. The painting is in overall moderate condition.


"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."

Cataloguing

Provenance

P. Addeo, Rome;

F. Russo;

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 18 March 1960, lot 65 (as Dosso Dossi, the sitter as Duke Alfonso I d'Este);

In the collection of the present owner since 2000.

Literature

'Dosso Dossi e un suo inedito ritratto di Alfonso I d'Este', in L'Arte Figurativa Antica e Moderna, vol. 7, January – February 1954, p. 23, reproduced (as Dosso Dossi, the sitter as Duke Alfonso I d'Este).

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