PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
ROMAN SCHOOL, LATE 16TH CENTURY
LITANY OF THE SAINTS
Gouache heightened with gold on vellum;
extensively inscribed throughout with the names of the Saints depicted and inscribed within a decorative cartouche, centre: OMNES SANCTI / ET SANCTAE DEI / INTER, PRO NOBIS
140 by 108 mm
The work is executed in gouache and heightened with gold on vellum. The sheet of vellum is completely free and does not appear to be laid down. There are some abrasions to the extremities of the sheet and some minor losses of gouache and areas of slight rubbing in places. The work generally remains in good condition with the combination of media relatively fresh and vibrant throughout. The work is offered in a highly elaborate Italian Renaissance style, pietra dura inlaid, ebony tabernacle 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.
The Marchioness of Graham, Easton Park,
her sale, London, Christie’s, 23 May 1919, lot 20 (as Giulio Clovio);
Mrs. Benjamin Thaw,
by whom sold, New York, American Art Association, 21 April 1934, lot 103 (as Giulio Clovio),
where acquired by the late owner
Sold in an Italian Renaissance style, pietra dura inlaid, ebony tabernacle frame.