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Domenico Piola

The Communion of the Virgin

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Domenico Piola

Domenico Piola

The Communion of the Virgin

The Communion of the Virgin

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 USD

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Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Domenico Piola

1627 - 1703

The Communion of the Virgin


oil on canvas

canvas: 25¼by 17⅛ in.; 64.1 by 43.5 cm.

framed: 31⅝ by 24 in.; 80.3 by 61 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 should be hung in its current state. The painting seems to be clean, varnished, and retouched. The painting is stretched on a stretcher that can be mechanically expanded. The canvas has been lined using wax as an adhesive, which could be easily reversed if necessary. The paint layer shows fairly consistent weakness throughout, especially within and above the putti. The face of the female figure next to Christ is noticeably weak and has received a few restorations. There are restorations along the bottom edge and in the steps beneath the central group of figures. There are a few retouches in the darker colors of the two angels in the lower right. The upper right quadrant is nicely preserved. All of the restorations are carefully applied, and there would be no advantage to reexamining the retouches. The work should be hung as is.


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.

Acquired by the present owner, circa 1965.