ITALIAN SCHOOL, 17TH/18TH CENTURY | ISAAC AND THE ANGEL
Property from a Private Collection, Florida, Sold Without Reserve
ITALIAN SCHOOL, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
ISAAC AND THE ANGEL
oil on stone, an octagon
stone: 15⅜ by 19½ in.; 39.1 by 49.5 cm.
framed: 17 by 21 in.; 43.2 by 53.3 cm.
The stone support is stable and supported by a wood backing. Diagonal cracks to the stone are visible in the center and lower right, which connect into a web pattern. Small losses to the paint surface appear throughout and are concentrated at the left of the painting on Abraham's clothing, on the angel and along the left edge, as well as near the sheep in the lower right and the landscape behind it. Under UV inspection, retouching appears as streaks along the grass at the bottom edge and in patches of the foliage at lower left. Offered in a carved gilt wood octagonal frame with glass enclosure.
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