£700 - £1000
18th century North Italian School, The Preaching of St John the Baptist on the Jordan River, oil on panel, stencilled number verso '491 GN', 63 x 40.5cm
A meandering split on the bottom right, approximately 19cm from the corner. Woodworm holes in the softwood around the edges. The picture is constructed of two panels of which the join is visible at the bottom, a small block of wood has been applied to the rear to aid the split travelling further. A 17cm split on the lower left side, approximately 1cm from the edge.