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Italian School, 17th Century Two Works: Lions in Profile, One After the Medici Lions

Auction:
2750B
Lot:
302
Sold for:
$800$650

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2750B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 19, 2014 4:00PM

Description:

Italian School, 17th Century

Two Works: Lions in Profile, One After the Medici Lions
Unsigned.
Graphite and white crayon on paper, sheet sizes to 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (21.0 x 24.8 cm), both framed.
Condition: Foxing, toning, not examined out of frames.
Estimate $300-500

Both drawings are affixed to their backing boards at four corners, but they are not laid down. Both are on laid paper, but we were not able to examine for watermarks, due to the way the drawings are currently mounted. For each, the backing mat boards show significant toning.

For the lion in profile: hole measuring about 3/16 inch (0.5 cm) at center top, foxing, handing creases, creasing to l.l. corner.

Lion with paw on ball: inscribed "144" in ink u.c., vertical crease through the entire sheet , located about 4 to 4-1/4 inches in from the left edge, foxing, handling creases, water staining to mat that does not affect the image.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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