Overview

No overview.

Inscription

in center of foot reverse: Maro Giorgio / da ugubio f. / .1520.[Maestro Giorgio Gubbio made it 1520] [reading of the "f" is uncertain]

Marks and Labels

Spitzer sale labels; typed Kann collection labels 2, 188, identifying the subject wrongly as the rape of Proserpine (now in object folder, NGA Curatorial Records)

Provenance

"In the possession of Signor Marnelli," in 1873.[1] Alessandro Castellani, Rome; (his sale, Paris, 27-29 May 1878, no. 59); purchased by Victor Gay, Paris, for 15,000 francs.[2] Frédéric Spitzer [1815-1890], Paris; (his estate sale, Paris, 17 April-16 June 1893, no. 1196, sold for 18,500 francs). Maurice Kann [d. 1906], Paris; purchased 1908 with the entire Kann collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); purchased February 1910 by Peter A.B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[3] inheritance from the Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.

Exhibition History

1877
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1877.
1878
Exposition Universelle Internationale, Trocadéro, Paris, 1878.
1982
Sixteenth-Century Italian Maiolica; Selections from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection and the National Gallery of Art's Widener Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, no. 41, repro.

Bibliography

1873
Fortnum 1873, 196, no. 7.
1877
Beckwith, Arthur. Majolica and Fayence. New York, 1877: 78, fig. 20, repro. front and back.
1878
Darcel, Alfred. "Le moyen âge et la Renaissance au Trocadéro; XIV. Les faïences italiennes." Gazette des Beaux-Arts n.s., 18 (1878): 977.
1878
Exposition Universelle Internationale. Exh. cat. Trocadéro, Paris, 1878.
1892
Molinier 1892, no. 160, pl. 19.
1896
Fortnum 1896, mark no. 91.
1933
Ballardini 1933-1938: 1: no. 100, figs. 96, 274, as Castel Durante lustered by Maestro Giorgio.
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 59, as Gubbio (Maestro Giorgio Andreoli).
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio (Maestro Giorgio Andreoli).
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 41, repro.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 118, no. 1, repro., as Gubbio (Maestro Giorgio Andreoli).
1988
Castelli, Patrizia. A rebours 1898-1988. Giuseppe Mazzatinti e l'archivio di Mastro Giorgio. Pisa and Gubbio, 1988: 113-114, nos. 3.16, 3.18.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:423, figs. 123, 124, 568.
1989
Rasmussen Jörg. The Robert Lehman Collection, 10. Italian Majolica. New York and Princeton, 1989: 198.
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: 169-172, color repro. 170.

Conservation Notes

The bowl originally had a low splayed foot, which has been chipped away. It is of earthenware, covered front and back with an off-white tin glaze. The painting is in blue, green, yellow, orange-brown, and near-black, with golden-brown and deep red luster. Three kiln scars are visible on the back. A piece has been broken away at three o'clock and replaced, with some overpaint. The edge is chipped and worn, and there is overpaint on the edge at one o'clock and four o'clock.

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