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Marks and Labels

Duveen (?) label attributes plate to Maestro Giorglio, about 1530, and adds "Probably designed by Raphael himself (Berenson)"

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, no. 46.
2004
La Ceramica Umbra al Tempo di Perugino [Ceramics in Umbria in the time of Perugino], Museo Regionale della Ceramica di Deruta, 2004, no. 75, 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: 61, as Gubbio, c. 1530, probably executed by Maestro Giorgio, possibly after a design of the Raphael school.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio, about 1530.
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 46.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 2.
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: 196-198, color repro. 197.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back with an off-white tin glaze with a few pockmarks. The painting is in blue, blue black, green, yellow, orange brown, and white, with red and gold luster. There are five kiln-spur marks on the front near the rim. The edge has some chipping.