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INNOCENZO DI PIETRO FRANCUCCI, CALLED INNOCENZO DA IMOLA | The Madonna and Child enthroned, with Saint Paul, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Joseph and Mary Magdalen

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

INNOCENZO DI PIETRO FRANCUCCI, CALLED INNOCENZO DA IMOLA | The Madonna and Child enthroned, with Saint Paul, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Joseph and Mary Magdalen

INNOCENZO DI PIETRO FRANCUCCI, CALLED INNOCENZO DA IMOLA | The Madonna and Child enthroned, with Saint Paul, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Joseph and Mary Magdalen

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

INNOCENZO DI PIETRO FRANCUCCI, CALLED INNOCENZO DA IMOLA

Imola circa 1490 - Bologna circa 1545

THE MADONNA AND CHILD ENTHRONED, WITH SAINT PAUL, SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI, SAINT JOSEPH AND MARY MAGDALEN


oil on pine panel, with a collector's red wax seal on the reverse

unframed: 34.4. x 26.6 cm.; 13½ x 10½ in.

framed: 54 x 46 cm.; 21 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.


Please note, Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot. 


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The panel support appears to be of its original format, with two horizontal wooden battens on the reverse. It is very slightly bowed. The paint surface - where it has not been restored - is well preserved but the painting has been subject to extensive, though carefully applied, restoration. This is evident under ultraviolet light inspection and affects the red drapery of the figure of Saint Paul to the left as well as his face and the face hands of the standing Saint above him and that of the two angels above him. The face of the Virgin has also been extensively retouched as has the Christ child, the central angel at the base of the throne playing a lute, the head of the Magdalen and the costume of Saint Joseph above her, and the angel above him. It is conceivable that some of this restoration is excessive and that the overall amount of intervention to the original painting could be reduced following a new restoration. Having said that, the painting makes a good impression in its current state and can be hung as it currently is. Held in a modern, gilt wood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.  

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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cristoforo Benigno Crespi (1833-1920), Milan;

His sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 4 June 1914, lot 27, where acquired by

Duc de Mirepoix, until the 1950s;

Private collection, UK.

A. Venturi, La Galleria Crespi in Milano, Milan 1900, p. 44, reproduced.