This pair can be compared with angels attributed to Giuseppe Sanmartino and his pupils: Salvatore di Franco, Giuseppe Gori, Angelo Viva et Lorenza Mosca. See, for instance, two angels attributed to Sanmartino in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. n° 64.164.9a-c).
Overall in good condition with some wear and surface dirt throughout, consistent with age. Slightly open but stable joints to the arms of both figures, further joints to proper right legs. Several areas of chips and losses to the polychromy, notably to both faces and one figure's proper right arm. "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."