Description

    Circle of Paolo de' Matteis (Italian, 1662-1728)
    The Adoration of the Shepherds
    Oil on canvas
    60-1/2 x 50-1/2 inches (153.7 x 128.3 cm)


    PROVENANCE:
    Private collection, Switzerland;
    By descent to the present owner.




    Condition Report*:

    Lined canvas; under UV exam, there appears to be restoration at center top edge as well as a possible repaired tear starting at right side of Mary's face running through Joseph's chest; several spots of inpainting throughout; however, a discolored varnish layer makes this painting difficult to read; there appears to be craquelure throughout with a several flakes of loss, most notably at top and bottom edges; faint stretcher creases and moderate surface grime with accretions; canvas appears to be buckling in corners; Framed Dimensions 64.5 X 51.5 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    9th Wednesday
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