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Cesare Dandini

Still life of two shelducks hanging from their bills

Estimate:

150,000 - 200,000 USD

Property from a Midwest Private Collection

Cesare Dandini

Cesare Dandini

Still life of two shelducks hanging from their bills

Still life of two shelducks hanging from their bills

Estimate:

150,000 - 200,000 USD

Lot sold:

176,400

USD

Property from a Midwest Private Collection

Cesare Dandini

Florence 1596 - 1657

Still life of two shelducks hanging from their bills


oil on canvas

32 ½ by 27 ½ in.; 82.6 by 69.9 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, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


This work does not appear to have been recently restored. The paint layer is visibly dirty. Some of the old varnish has blanched, particularly in the upper and lower left, in the neck of the bird on the right, and in the wing of the bird on the left. The canvas has a very old lining. Although the cracking is visibly raised, the paint layer is stable. Hardly any retouches are evident under ultraviolet light or to the naked eye. The hanging decorative element in the upper center is very slightly cracked. The work would respond very well to restoration, and the condition is very good overall.


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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Cardinal Giovan Carlo de' Medici (1599 - 1648), Casino di Via della Scala, 1647, later Villa di Castello, 1663, and sold by auction by 1664;
Purchased in Italy by Charles Stuart Street (b. 1864), Cape Cod, MA, before 1930;
James Pfeufer, Cape Cod, MA, 1964;
Robert Champion III, Grosse Point, MI, 1965;
Acquired by present owner, 1970.

S. Perlove, “An unpublished Medici gamepiece by Justus Sustermans”, in The Burlington Magazine 131 (1989), pp. 411-414, fig. 47 (as Giusto Suttermans);
E. Fumagalli, “Don Lorenzo (1599-1648)” in Il giardino del Granduca. Natura morta nelle collezioni medicee, Marco Chiarini (ed.), Turin 1997, pp. 83, 87, note 42 (as Suttermans?);
S. Casciu in Natura morta italiana tra Cinquecento e Settecento, Mina Gregori (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Milan 2002, p. 266 (as Suttermans);
S. Bellesi in Il Corridoio vasariano agli Uffizi, Caterina Caneva (ed.), Cinisello Balsamo 2002, p. 127, under no. 16 (as possibly by Cesare Dandini?);
S. Bellesi, Cesare Dandini. Addenda al catalogo dei dipinti, Florence 2007, pp. 32-33, reproduced in color fig. 30 (as Dandini);
E. Fumagalli, “Tendenze della Natura morta in Toscana nell’età di Galileo”, in Il cannocchiale e il pennello, Nuova scienza e nuova arte nell’età di Galileo, exhibition catalogue, Florence 2009, pp. 252-256, 262, note 11, 375-376, under cat. no. 124, reproduced p. 252 (as Suttermans?);
C. Profeti in Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano, Museo della Natura Morta. Catalogo dei dipinti, Stefano Casciu (ed.), Livorno 2009, p. 383, under no. 153 (as Suttermans);
G. Romagnoli in Per utilità e per diletto. “Cittadini in Villa”, exhibition catalogue, Livorno 2010, p. 76, under cat. no. 19 (as Suttermans).