Deposition of Christ
Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Deposition of Christ

29 January 2021 • New York

Deposition of Christ
Deposition of Christ
Deposition of Christ
Deposition of Christ
Deposition of Christ
Deposition of Christ
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Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Deposition of Christ

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Deposition of Christ

Deposition of Christ

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

Waiting for auctioneer to open lot

Waiting for auctioneer to open lot

Description

Jacopo da Ponte, called Jacopo Bassano

Bassano del Grappa circa 1510 - 1592

Deposition of Christ


oil on slate

13 by 11 ⅞ in.; 33 by 30.2 cm. 

Condition report

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 on slate has been restored, but the varnish is quite dull and could be adjusted to add more depth to the darker colors. Under ultraviolet light, restorations are visible in these darker colors throughout the background, in the two female figures on the right, and to the left and right of the head of the figure in red on the left. The lighter colors show considerably less retouching. Some of the retouches in the darker colors seem to have discolored slightly, but a re-examination of the varnish may also correct this issue. The work otherwise looks well.


"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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance

Private Collection, United Kingdom;
With Trafalgar Gallery, London, as of 1997 (according to Berdini, see Literature);
With Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York;
From whom acquired in 2004.

Literature

P. Berdini, The Religious Art of Jacopo Bassano, Paintings as Visual Exegesis, Cambridge 1997, p. 115-16, reproduced in color plate VIII (as dated to circa 1585);
J.W. Mann, ed., Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800, exhibition catalogue, Saint Louis 2020, cat. no. 11, pp. 118-19.

Exhibited

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September - December 2006, on loan;
Saint Louis Art Museum, Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800, 20 February - 15 May 2022, requested.