Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on panel, unsigned, presented in a later gilt frame.
Panel 19 x 14 3/8 in.; DOA 32.25 x 27 in.
Sotheby's, New York, New York (lot 52 in an unknown sale, circa 1992)
Private Collection, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Private Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina
According to a Sotheby's catalogue description, this painting was traditionally attributed to Giuliano Bugiardini. However, in a letter now lost, Laura Pagnotta suggests that based on photographs the present work relates more to several paintings by Fra Paolino da Pistoia.
Craquelure to surface; extensive insect damage to recto of panel; X-shaped wooden cleats to address vertical split of panel; areas of loss to gesso and paint; obscuring varnish visible under UV light with evidence of later retouch and restoration; some flaking to later frame.
$10,000 - 20,000