Modesto Ignazio Bonaventura Luigi Genevosio (1719-1795), Turin (L.545); Comte Jean-Joseph-Marie-Anatole Marquet de Vasselot (1840-1904), Paris (L.2499); Alfred Normand (1910-1993), Paris (L.153c), his sale, Monaco, Christie's, 20 June 1994, lot 33 (as Giuseppe Maria Crespi)
M. Riccomini, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Turin 2014, p. 177, no. R20
Laid down on the remains of an old decorative mount. There is some very slight toning to the sheet and evidence of minor surface dirt to the extremities. There is a small, old crease to the centre of the lower edge. The red chalk medium remains extremely fresh throughout the work and the image strong. Sold unframed. 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.