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Provenance

Sigismond Bardac, Paris, by 1913.[1] (Duveen Brothers); purchased January 1914 by Peter A. B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.

Bibliography
1913
Leman, Henri. Collection Sigismond Bardac; faiences italiennes du XVe siècle; objets de haute curiosité. Notices .... Paris, 1913, no. 18, repro., as Cafaggiolo, fifteenth century.
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 54, as by Cafaggiolo, c. 1500.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 12, as Caffagiolo, about 1500.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 116, no. 1, as Cafaggiolo, c. 1500.
1993
Distelberger, 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: 120-122, repro. 120.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered entirely in a whitish tin glaze. The painting is in blue, yellow, orange-brownish red, and green. There are three small kiln spur marks on the rim. The edge is rubbed and there is a crack from six o'clock to the center.