514. Attributed to Francesco Vanni
January 30, 03:14 PM GMT
30,000 - 40,000 USD
Attributed to Francesco Vanni
Siena 1563 - 1610
oil on canvas
canvas: 47 by 33.5 in.; 119.2 by 85 cm.
framed: 56 1/4 by 43 in.; 142.9 by 109.2 cm.
The canvas appears to have an old glue relining and it is stable on its stretcher. The painting presents a strong image overall, with some wonderful retention of detail throughout. The painting has not been recently restored, though it still reads relatively well through a dirty and yellowed varnish. A cleaning test in the upper right in the wing of the angel reveals the vibrant color palette beneath. There is some craquelure in the upper left and lower left corners. A thin but stable crack runs vertically largely in the background at upper right near the angel. Inspection under UV reveals a thick varnish that may impede some inspection. There is retouching to the extreme edges, as well as some finely applied strokes scattered only here and there. There are some scattered retouched and filled repairs here and there, including in the angel at upper left, and in the lower corners. There appears to be an old spot of restoration in the cross right above Christ's head. This painting may improve with a cleaning and careful restoration. Offered in a darkwood frame with a gilt liner.
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