BERNARDO BELLOTTO (1721-1780) PERSPECTIVE DE LA FACADE DE LA ROÏALE EGLISE CATOLIQUE AVEC UNE PART DU PALAIS (DE VESME 11)
Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD
BERNARDO BELLOTTO (1721-1780)
PERSPECTIVE DE LA FACADE DE LA ROÏALE EGLISE CATOLIQUE AVEC UNE PART DU PALAIS (DE VESME 11)
Etching, 1748, a good impression of De Vesme’s first state (of five), framed
Plate: 21½ in. by 32⅞ in.; Sheet: 23 in. by 34 in.
Plate: 545 mm by 835 mm; Sheet: 582 mm by 865 mm
With small margins, the image in good condition, the lower tips of sheet made up, the lower right corner skillfully re-attached, the affected areas of the water and bridge touched in with pen and ink, several further skillfully repaired tears along the sheet edges (the longest measuring 16cm at upper left, touched in at the border line and in the sky) and nicks, the verso with several skinned and thinned areas, scattered fox marks (showing faintly through recto, primarily in the margins), bloom at lower right corner (showing through faintly recto), framed.
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.
Christie's London, 22 June 1999, lot 12.