Inscription

flanking shield of arms: .A. / .F.; center reverse: 1526 / MG

Provenance

Mikhail Petrovich Botkin, Saint Petersburg. (Jacques and Arnold Seligmann, Paris); 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, no. 34.
Bibliography
1911
La Collection Botkine. Saint Petersburg, 1911: pl. 40.
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 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).
1974
Giacomotti 1974, 208.
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 34.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 7.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:571.
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: 186-188, color repro. 187.
Technical Summary

The plate, which has warped slightly in the kiln, is of earthenware, covered front and back with a speckled off-white tin glaze of pinkish gray tone, with some pitting on the reverse. The painting is in blue, green, and brownish black, with golden and red luster. The reverse has a molded ridge at the edge. There are two kiln scars close together beneath the broad rim. The inner and outer edges of the rim are worn.