Francesco Ubertini, called Bachiacca
Tobias and the Angel |《托比亞斯與天使》
Property from an Important European Kunstkammer
Francesco Ubertini, called Bachiacca
Florence 1494 - 1557
Tobias and the Angel
oil on poplar panel
40 x 35.3 cm.; 15 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.
40 x 35.3 公分；15 ¾ x 13 ⅞ 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
Francesco Ubertini, called Bachiacca Tobias and the Angel Oil on panel, in a modern gilt wood and painted frame with some wear The soft wood panel is well preserved.
There is evidence of historic minor worm damage. The paint layer is stable and secure but slightly raised down the vertical grain. The edges of the panel are conserved and restored. The paint layer is in a good preserved condition. Under u-v light scattered loss can be seen across the surface. Restoration to mitigate loss to the dark craquelure of the peaks of the vertical ridges and to pitted loss at the bottom of the Angel's robe and into the ground beneath. Slight loss to Tobias' robe is also visible. Reduction of a fine filigree of pale craquelure to the Angel's hair has occurred. Fine details are retained and colours remain strong, original gilding remains on the Angel's drapery. Slight loss to the sky above the Angel's head can be discerned along with compromised glazing to the foliage in the trees. Paint texture is well preserved and tonal values are strong.
"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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Dr Eduard Simon (1864–1929), Berlin;
His sale, Berlin, Cassirer & Helbing, 10–11 October 1929, lot 9;
With A.S. Drey, Munich, 1930;
In the possession of the family of the present owner for at least the last fifty years.
A.Venturi, Storia dell’arte italiana, Milan 1925, vol. IX, I, pp. 463–64, 474 n. I, reproduced fig. 344;
M.J. Friedländer, Die Sammlung Dr. Eduard Simon, Berlin 1929, vol. I, p. 34, fig. 9 reproduced;
R. Salvini, ‘Umbertini, Francesco’, in U. Thieme and F. Becker (eds), Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, vol. XXXIII, Leipzig 1939, p. 523;
F. Lugt, 'Man and Angel II', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XXV, June 1944, p. 326, n. 8;
H.S. Merritt, Bachiacca Studies: the Uses of Imitation, Ph.D., Princeton University 1958, p. 95;
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Florentine School, London 1963, vol. I, p. 19, vol. II, reproduced pl. 1246;
F. Abbate, ‘L’Attività giovanile del; Bachiacca (fino al viaggio romano del 1524–25)’, in Paragone, no. XVI/189, November 1965, p. 40;
L. Nikolenko, Francesco Umbertini Called Il Bachiacca, Locust Valley 1966, pp. 15 and 46;
R.G. La France, Francesco d’Umbertino Verdi, il Bachiacca, 1494–1557: ‘Diligente Dipintore’, Ph.D., New York University 2002, no. 30;
R.G. La France, Bachiacca Artist of the Medici Court, Florence 2008, p. 182, no. 36, reproduced fig. 143.