MICHELE DI MATTEO DA BOLOGNA | A FEMALE SAINT
Property of a Private Collector
MICHELE DI MATTEO DA BOLOGNA
active in Bologna and Venice 1410-1469
A FEMALE SAINT
tempera and gold ground on poplar panel
9⅞ by 3⅞ in.; 24.9 by 8.5 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 on panel has no reinforcements on the reverse. The panel is flat. The gilding is worn but attractive nonetheless. The figure has received careful retouches addressing small spots of discoloration or fly specks, for example in the cheek on the left. The retouches are very well applied. The work can 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.
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Borromeo Chapel, Monastery of Sant-Elena, Venice, until 1810;
Edward Solly, Berlin;
By whom sold to Royal Gallery of Prussia, 1821;
Deacquisitioned from the Royal Gallery in 1921;
From whom acquired by Paul Cassirer and Böhler, Munich;
With Artaria, Vienna;
With Arnold Seligman, Rey, and Co., New York, 1931;
Private collection, Connecticut;
By whom anonymously sold ("Property of a Private Collector"), New York, Sotheby's, 28 May 1999, lot 13;
With Alberto Barral;
From whom acquired, 2002.
M. Boskovits, Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Frühe italiensische Malerei, Berlin 1988, pp. 139, 380, reproduced fig. 219;
A. Galli in The Alana Collection: Italian Paintings from the 13th to 15th Century, M. Boskovits (ed.), Florence 2009, pp. 126-129, cat. no. 22.