CIRCLE OF GABRIEL GRUPELLO (1644-1730) SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | Virgin of the Immaculate Conception
Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP
CIRCLE OF GABRIEL GRUPELLO (1644-1730)
SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Virgin of the Immaculate Conception
the socle with a plaque monogrammed: AMR
fruitwood, with a copper crown, on an ebonised wood socle with a fruitwood crest
Virgin: 31cm., 12¼in.
base: 10cm., 4in.
Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Both arms of the Child are lost, and there is a loss to the Virgin's proper right index finger. There is also a small loss to the Virgin's coronet. The points of the crescent moon are carved separately with glue residue visible at the joints. There is a stable split to the wood at the back. The metal crown is loose.
One of the sections of the base at the front is loose and in need of reattachment.
"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."
Compare to a Virgin and Child sold at Neumeister, Munich, 3 December 2008, lot 1046.