The Temptation of Saint Anthony | 《聖安東尼的試探》
Property from the Schuybroek Collection
Antwerp circa 1554 - 1626 Rome
The Temptation of Saint Anthony
oil on copper
19.5 x 25 cm.; 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.
19.5 x 25 公分；7 3/4 x 9 7/8 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Oil on copper, in a modern faux marble and gilt frame in good condition
The copper panel is in a very good preserved state, it is flat and there are no deformations. It has been backed with soft wood and edged with oak fillets.
The paint layer is stable and secure and in very good original condition.
The paint texture, manifest particularly through the foliage to the trees, is in a good original state.
There are one or two small losses in the sky and tree upper left, a pentiment behind St. Anthony's head has been reduced and there is a thinning of some of the paint through the ghoulish figures in the foreground.
Fine, crisp details are intact.
Removal of the discoloured varnish would reintroduce the preserved chromatic and tonal values, including the atmospheric perspective through the trees and into the sky.
The painting presents well.
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Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 7 July 1978, lot 146, for £7,500, where presumably acquired.