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Inscription

center reverse: d arigone inganta / da bacco [of Erigone deceived by Bacchus]

Marks and Labels

Kann collection labels 20, 190; blue-edged octagonal label, handwritten: S698, 5698, or G698, from the same sequence as the label on NGA 1942.9.349 (now in object folder, NGA Curatorial Records)

Provenance

Maurice Kann, Paris; (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.

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. 48, repro.
2001
Perino del Vaga: tra Raffaello e Michelangelo [Perino del Vaga: between Raphael and Michelangelo], Palazzo Te, Mantua, 2001, no. 91, 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: 66.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Urbino, about 1540.
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 48.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 122, no. 7.
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: 226-227, repro. 226.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back with a whitish tin glaze with a few pockmarks. There is a low molding beneath the edge. The painting is in blue, brown, yellow, orange, green, black, and white; the green has bubbled somewhat. On the edge on the front are four neat kiln-support marks. The edge is chipped in places.