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image of Shallow bowl on low foot with the death of Laocoön and his two sons Attributed to Francesco Xanto Avelli, Urbino, possibly with assistants; lustered in the workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio, or possibly in Urbino
Francesco Xanto Avelli (ceramist)
Italian, active 1530/1542
Italian 16th Century (ceramist)
Maestro Giorgio Andreoli of Gubbio (related artist)
Italian, c. 1465/1470 - c. 1553
Shallow bowl on low foot with the death of Laocoön and his two sons, 1539
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
overall (diameter): 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.338
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From the Tour: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
Object 10 of 25

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?), with Gubbio luster.
1982NGA 1982-1983, no. 54.
1983Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 121, no. 4.
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: 215-217, color repro. 216.

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