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Swiss School, Late 16th Century

Christ Captured

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Swiss School, Late 16th Century

Swiss School, Late 16th Century

Christ Captured

Christ Captured

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,780

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Swiss School, Late 16th Century

Christ Captured


Pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white;

signed and dated on the shield in brown ink: Tobias Ber / nhardt anno / 15 .5(?) / Adi Den 19 / Augustus

and bears numbering in brown ink, verso: No 120.

176 by 148 mm; 6 7/8 by 5 7/8 in

Laid down to an old decorative mount. There are some minor abrasions throughout the sheet and some small brown stains to the centre of the sheet. There is the remains of an old hanging line running horizontally along the upper edge. The drawing itself remains in predominantly good condition with the combination of media strong. Sold in a reproduction frame.


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.

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 PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

We are most grateful to Stefano L’Occaso for pointing out that this drawing appears to be based on the 1585 chiaroscuro woodcut by Andrea Andreani, which records the right half of a wax relief by Giambologna, showing Pilate Washing His Hands and Christ Led from Judgement (1579-80), now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (inv. 330-1879). We are also grateful to Monroe Warshaw for informing us that the Geissler archive at the Getty Museum records an Augsburg artist by the name of Tobias Bernhart (1578-1621); if, however, the reading of the date on the drawing is correct, this artist would have had to be extremely young when making the drawing.
János Scholz (1903-1993), New York (L.2933b);
with Este Gallery, New York (as Tobias Erhard)