center reverse: 1538 / Leandro in mare / etera ale finestra [Leander in the sea and Hero at the window]
Marks and Labels
Kann collection labels 19, 189; octagonal label for an unidentified sale, exhibition, or collection: "2147"; in an old photograph, the number "2(or 0)070" appears painted on the underside of the rim (now in object folder, NGA Curatorial Records)
Louis-Fidel Debruge Duménil [d. 1838], Paris (sale, Paris, 23 January-12 March 1850, no. 1146). Prince Petr Soltykoff, Paris; (sale, Paris, 8 April-1 May 1861, no. 698). (Roussel, Paris). Perhaps Baron Achille Seillière, Paris. Maurice Kann, Paris [d. 1906]; (Duveen Brothers), 1908, as part of the Kann collection; purchased February 1910 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.
- 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. 53.
- Labarte, J. Description des objets d'art qui composent la collection Debruge Duménil. Paris, 1847: no. 1146.
- Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 62.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Urbino (Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo).
- NGA 1982-1983, no. 53.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 123, no. 1.
- Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:580.
- 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: 210-214, color repro. 211.
Earthenware, covered front and back with a speckled off-white tin glaze. The painting is in blue, green, gray, black, brown, and white, with red and golden-brown luster. There are five kiln-spur marks on the front near the edge. The outer edge of the rim is severely chipped, and there is some chipping on the inner edge.
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