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Marks and Labels

Kann collection labels 24, 194; typed label: "Arms of the family Pucci"

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. 33, repro.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back with a white tin glaze of slightly pinkish tone. The painting is in blue, green, yellow, brown, and white, with golden and reddish luster. There are four kiln-spur marks on the front near the edge, and a kiln scar on the back. The inner and outer edges of the rim are chipped, and there is some scratching of the glaze.

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: 58.
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio (Salimbene di Pietro Andreoli?), about 1510.
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 33.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 8.
1986
Watson, Wendy M. Italian Renaissance Maiolica from the William A. Clark Collection. Exh. cat. (11 venues). London and Washington, 1986: 94 n. 4.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:416-417, fig. 118.
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: 183-185, color repro. 184.
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