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585

Circle of Benedetto Luti

Head of a young girl

Reserves

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Stan Battat, Sold Without Reserve

Circle of Benedetto Luti

Circle of Benedetto Luti

Head of a young girl

Head of a young girl

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,276

USD

Property from the Collection of Stan Battat, Sold Without Reserve

Circle of Benedetto Luti

Head of a young girl


oil on canvas

canvas: 17 3/4 by 14 in.; 45 by 35.5 cm.

framed: 25 by 20 3/4 in.; 63.5 by 52.7 cm.

The canvas is thinly lined with canvas reinforcement strips at each edge. There is an undulation to the canvas, but it is otherwise stable on its stretcher. The overall images reads well on the wall, beneath a slightly dirty and somewhat discolored varnish. Some thinness is visible in spots throughout. There are tiny pin dots of loss in her cheek, and a small 1cm thin tear in the blue of her collar at lower right. There have been a few campaigns of restoration to this work, and some older scattered and more broadly applied restoration can be found throughout, particularly in the background above the figure and along the lower edge, and some of this is visible to the naked eye. Inspection under UV reveals more recent retouching in the outlines of the mouth, as well as in the shadows to the right of the neck. Offered in in a painted frame with a carved gilt inner liner.


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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Anonymous sale, Milan, Sotheby's, 3 December 2002, lot 44;
There acquired.