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in center reverse: 1524 / .Mo.Go.

Provenance

Debruge Duménil collection, Paris;[1] (sale, Paris, 23 January-9 February and 4-12 March 1850, no. 1143).[2] Prince Petr Soltykoff, Paris; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 April-1 May 1861, no. 680.[3] (Roussel, Paris). John Edward Taylor, London; (his estate sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1-4 and 9-10 July 1912, 3rd day, no. 250);[4] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased November 1912 by Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.

Exhibition History
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. 31, repro.
Bibliography
1847
Labarte, Jules. Description des objets d'art qui composent la collection Debruge Duménil precedé d'une introduction historique. Paris, 1847: no. 1143.
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.
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. 31, repro.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 119, no. 5.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:570.
1988
Hess 1988, 72.
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: 173-175, repro. 173.
Technical Summary

The plate, which has warped in the kiln, is of earthenware, covered front and back - except beneath the foot ring - with a slightly speckled whitish tin glaze. The reverse has several concentric ridges at the edge and where the rim meets the curving sides of the well. The painting is in blue, bright green, and black, with red and golden-yellow luster. There are three kiln-support marks and a hole caused by a defect in firing on the front on the curving sides of the well. There is slight wear, scratching, and chipping of the glaze, and a large chip in the foot ring.