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image of Plate with Hero leaping to her death from her tower and the drowned Leander; in the center, a shield of arms Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli and a collaborator, probably in Urbino; probably lustered in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, or by Vicenzo Andreoli, Urbino
Francesco Xanto Avelli (ceramist)
Italian, c. 1486/1487 - after 1542
Vincenzo Andreoli (ceramist)
Italian 16th Century (ceramist)
Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio (related artist)
Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553
Plate with Hero leaping to her death from her tower and the drowned Leander; in the center, a shield of arms, 1538
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.)
Widener Collection
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 11 of 25

1847Labarte, J. Description des objets d'art qui composent la collection Debruge Duménil. Paris, 1847: no. 1146.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 62.
1942Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Urbino (Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo).
1982NGA 1982-1983, no. 53.
1983Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 123, no. 1.
1988Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:580.
1993Distelberger, Rudolf, Alison Luchs, Philippe Verdier, and Timonthy H. Wilson. Western Decorative Arts, Part I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Historicizing Styles including Metalwork, Enamels, and Ceramics. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1993: 210-214, color repro. 211.

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Artist Information (Francesco Xanto Avelli)
Artist Information (Italian 16th Century)
Artist Information (Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio)
Artist Information (Vincenzo Andreoli)
Conservation Notes
Exhibition History

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