on table at right: CLIO
A photograph of c. 1862 in the photographic archive of the Victoria and Albert Museum, neg. 3600, shows that the dish was at that time in the collection of Alexander Barker. Mrs. Benzon, in 1876. "Mr. Natorp," by 1887. Sir Frances Beaufort Palmer, London, by 1910. ("Goldschmidt"); purchased February 1913 by Peter A.B. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park; gift 1942 to NGA.
- Art Treasures of North Wales and the Border Counties, Wrexham, 1876.
- Catalogue of Specimens of Hispano-Moresque and Majolica Pottery, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1887, no. 292.
- Catalogue of A Collection of Pictures Including Examples of the Works of the Brothers Le Nain and Other Works of Art, Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1910, 48.
- Sixtenth-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. 40.
- Catalogue of Specimens of Hispano-Moresque and Majolica Pottery. Exh. cat. Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1887: no. 292.
- Catalogue of A Collection of Pictures Including Examples of the Works of the Brothers Le Nain and Other Works of Art. Exh. cat. Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1910: 48.
- Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 63, as Urbino, with Gubbio luster, c. 1540.
- Hind, Arthur M. Early Italian Engraving. 7 vols. London, 1938-1948: 1:232.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 12, as Urbino, with Gubbio luster, about 1540.
- NGA 1982-1983, no. 40.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 119, no. 3, as Gubbio, c. 1525/1535.
- Watson, Wendy M. Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection. Travelling exh. cat.; 11 venues; first venue: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 24 March - 25 May 1986; final venue: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 29 October 1988 - 9 April 1989. London and Washington, 1986: 34.
- 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: 189-190, repro. 189.
Earthenware, covered front and back with a pinkish white glaze, slightly pitted on the back. The painting is in blue, green, yellow, orange brown, gray, near black, and white, with golden-brown and red luster. The dish has been broken and restored with very extensive overpaint front and back, especially down the tree trunk on the left, along the lower center, and at the edge at three o'clock. The rim is almost entirely repainted. The luster is worn. No kiln-support marks are visible; they are probably covered by restorations.