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Kann collection labels 33, 207; hand-written label affixed to back of dish, apparently of 19th century date, possibly transferred from another piece: No. 5. Plat de Gubbio. Armoiries de Guido Baldo duc d'Urbino.


Maurice Kann [1839-1906], Paris; purchased 1908 with the entire Kann collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); 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

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. 20.

Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered on the front and edge with a white tin glaze, on the back with a semitranslucent grayish glaze. Concentric turning marks are visible on the reverse. The painting is in a somewhat bubbled grayish blue, carefully filled in with a not entirely successful brownish luster. In the foot ring are two holes for suspension, made before firing, placed so that the dish hangs correctly from them. There are kiln scars on the back and on the edge. There is some wear and chipping to the outer and inner edge of the rim.


Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 55, as Deruta, c. 1520.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 12, as Deruta, about 1520.
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: 144-145, repro. 145.

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