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Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia

Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Lot sold:

302,400

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia

Siena circa 1399 - 1482

St. Elizabeth of Hungary


tempera on panel, gold ground

panel: 12 ⅜ by 4 ¾ in.; 31.5 by 12 cm.

framed: 14 ½ by 6 in.; 36.8 by 15.2 cm.

The following condition report has been provided by Karen Thomas of Thomas Art Conservation, 119 West 23rd Street, Suite 400, New York, NY 10011, 212-562-4024, karen@thomasartconservation.com ,an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This painting is in excellent condition overall. The paint layers are beautifully preserved, for the most part in pristine condition. The only area with noteworthy restoration is in the chest, where retouching addresses age-related increased transparency in the darkest shadows. This retouching has shifted in tone and now appears brownish compared to the cooler gray of the original paint. Retouching also addresses tiny flake losses that developed around the perimeter of the figure where it overlaps with the gold ground. The gold ground is in very nice condition, and where the gesso has been exposed by the removal of the original framing, a multi-hued trattegio technique has been employed. The varnish is even and clear. The vertically grained wood panel support is structurally sound and displays a slight lateral convex curvature.


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Possibly, commissioned as part of an altarpiece for the Fondi Chapel in San Francesco, Siena, 1435;
Private collection, Italy;
Anonymous sale ("Property of a Private Collection"), Milan, Sotheby's, 1 June 2005, lot 166 (along with a pair showing St. Clare of Assisi);
There acquired by Moretti Fine Art, Florence;
From whom acquired by the present collector, 2013.
A. Tartuferi, in Da Allegretto Nuzi a Pietro Perugino, Moretti Fine Art, Florence 2005, pp. 96-103;
D. Sallay in Da Jacopo della Quercia a Donatello: le arti a Siena nel primo rinascimento, ed. M. Seidel, exhibition catalogue, Milan 2010, p. 214, under cat. no. C.14.