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Bartolomeo Guidobono

A bacchanal with putti and satyrs in a landscape

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Bartolomeo Guidobono

Bartolomeo Guidobono

A bacchanal with putti and satyrs in a landscape

A bacchanal with putti and satyrs in a landscape

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

15,120

USD

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Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Bartolomeo Guidobono

Savona 1654-1709 Torino

A bacchanal with putti and satyrs in a landscape


oil on canvas

canvas: 9½ by 36⅞ in.; 24.1 by 93.7 cm.

framed: 15¼ by 41¾ in.; 38.7 by 106 cm.

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 is restored and could be hung in its current state. The stretcher is good. The canvas has an old lining, which is stabilizing the paint layer. The varnish is very glossy, but illuminates the darker colors nicely. Large areas of the painting show few, isolated restorations when viewed under ultraviolet light. A concentration of retouches can be seen in the chest of Bacchus, where a few small losses have been retouched. Retouches become more numerous in the left side in the landscape. There are numerous restorations in the area above the castle in the sky. There is a large restoration that runs from the lower sky on the left side down to the darker colors in the lower left corner. Further restorations can be seen above the armor on the ground on the left side. There are retouches along the bottom edge, in the center. All of these restorations seem to be isolated. Otherwise, the condition of the work is good.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Anonymous sale ("From a Private Collection"), New York, Christie's, 2 June 1988, lot 23 (as Attributed to Bartolomeo Guidobono).
M. Newcome-Schleier, Bartolomeo e Domenico Guidobono, Turin 2002, p. 122, cat. no. P.59, reproduced p. 123, fig. P59 and plate VI.

Like his younger brother Domenico (1668–1746), Bartolomeo Guidobono was active in northern Italy at the turn of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Originally from Savona, he trained with his godfather, the Genoese Domenico Piola (1627-1703), who passed on to him his taste for an art that was decorative but at the same time characterized by a certain tenebrism – a style that was distinctive in the work of both the Guidobono brothers.


In this long and narrow canvas, putti and satyrs celebrate the harvest within a verdant landscape at the edge of a forest. Emerging from the forest are two satyrs carrying a basket filled with grapes towards the gathered figures at center, pouring and drinking wine from a wooden keg. This canvas may have originally been part of a series of works that illustrated either the four seasons or the five senses, although other related examples have yet to be identified.