Overview

No overview available.

Inscription

in center reverse: 1525 / .Mo.Go.

Marks and Labels

Duveen (?) label in ink: "Designed by Mantegna"

Provenance

(Duveen Brothers); purchased February 1912 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.

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, repro.
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: 60-61.
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, repro.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 119, no. 4, color repro.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:423-425, figs. 128, 129; 570.
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: 180-183, color repro. 181.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, entirely covered with a somewhat pockmarked pinkish white tin glaze. The edge is molded into ridges front and back. The painting is in blue, green (slightly bubbled), yellow, near black, orange brown, and white (the drawing in blue), with golden-brown and pinkish red lusters. There are three neat kiln-spur marks on the painted surface on the front. A crack runs from ten o'clock to the center, and there is some scratching and chipping of the edge, especially a large chip at two o'clock.