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19

Circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder

Recto: View Along the Tiber Verso: Sketch of a Rocky Grotto with Ruins

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder

Circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder

Recto: View Along the Tiber Verso: Sketch of a Rocky Grotto with Ruins

Recto: View Along the Tiber Verso: Sketch of a Rocky Grotto with Ruins

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

13,860

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder

Recto: View Along the Tiber

Verso: Sketch of a Rocky Grotto with Ruins


Pen and brown ink and brown and blue wash over black chalk (recto and verso);

bears old attribution in brown ink, lower right: P Bril and further old attributions in black and red chalk, verso: Paolo Bril and P Bril

191 by 282 mm; 7 ½ by 11 ⅛ in

Window mounted to japan paper which has in turn been hinged to a simple cream mount over which a colored mount has been applied. There are two repaired tears to the bottom edge, one to the centre and the other to the centre right. There is a small puncture mark to the lower centre. There is scattered surface dirt and staining to both the recto and verso. There is some slight drop back to the recto, but the image still remains entirely legible, with the penwork strong. Sold in a modern giltwood 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.