Marks and Labels

Circular label with "15" in pen; serrated circular label with "D17" in pen; 19th century rectangular label printed with "50"; Kann collection labels 19, 189

Provenance

Maurice Kann, Paris; (Duveen Brothers), 1908, as part of the Kann collection; purchased February 1910 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
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 57-58, as Gubbio, under Deruta influence, c. 1510.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 12, as Gubbio, Deruta influence, about 1510.
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: 159-160, repro. 159.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back, except beneath the foot ring, with a whitish tin glaze. The painting is outlined in blue but mainly executed in red and golden-brown lusters. There are three kiln-support marks on the sides of the well. The glaze is scratched and cracked, and the outer and inner edges of the rim are chipped and worn. Substantial chips in the rim between three and five o'clock have been filled and overpainted.