This charming portrait of a young woman was created in 15th century Tuscany by a sculptor who clearly embraced the style of Mino da Fiesole (1429-1484). Although the hair style and drapery are simplified, the physiognomy is not generic and the influence of classical Roman portraiture is also evident.
RELATED LITERATURE Geneviève Bresc-Bautier et. al., Les sculptures européennes du musée du Louvre, Paris, 2006, p. 172, RF115
Surface abrasions and wear throughout. Chipping around edge of frame and lower edge of bust. Hairline crack in background in frame above her head in center of relief. Restoration to chip on tip of nose. Some light rust-colored staining in marble. 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.