Description

    ITALIAN SCHOOL (19th Century)
    Personification of Justice in a period ornate gilt and gesso frame, circa 1870
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 40 inches (127 x 101.6 cm)

    PROVENANCE:
    Costa & Conti, Florence, Italy, after 1861 (label verso on stretcher bar).

    The nineteenth-century firm of Costa & Conti was a Florentine art gallery and framer. Messieurs Costa and Conti employed academically trained artists to produce copies and near-copies of Renaissance and Baroque period artwork for their gallery during the mid to late 19th-century when there was a revival of taste for Renaissance-inspired art. The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Auckland has a number of Costa & Conti paintings in its permanent holdings.


    Condition Report*:

    Scattered points of flaking; stretcher creases visible on front; scattered minor accretions throughout; scattered light craquelurecommensurate with age; five patches verso of the upper area and two patches verso on the lower edge; canvas is loose on stretcher; smallish hole verso of right corner (cannot be in seen in front). Framed Dimensions 86 X 52 Inches

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    7th Tuesday
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