BARTOLOMEO DI GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO | SAINT SEBASTIAN
Property of a Private Collector
BARTOLOMEO DI GIOVANNI DI DOMENICO
oil on panel
29½ by 18½ in.; 75 by 47 cm.
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, email@example.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.
This work is painted on a panel which shows no reinforcements on the reverse. There may be an original join on the right side. The panel is flat and stable. Small accurate retouches can be seen under ultraviolet light to cracking in the figure. There is perhaps a slightly more extensive restoration in the loin cloth. There is a vertical loss running from the throat, between the breasts into the feathers of the arrow beneath. There are consistent restored losses in the upper right of the background, and around the edges of the background, particularly the upper right edge. The retouches are well applied, and the work should be hung in its current state.
"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."
Anonymous sale, Rome, Christie's, 18 June 2002, lot 723 (as Attributed to Bartolommeo di Giovanni);
R. Ciabattini, Maestro del Tondo Borghese (attivo a Firenze tra XV e XVI secolo), Florence 2016, pp. 14, 77 (as the Master of the Borghese Tondo).
We are grateful to Dr. Laurence Kanter for confirming the attribution to Bartolomeo di Giovanni di Domenico. Dr. Kanter dates the painting to 1495-1500.