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"Goldschmidt;"[1] purchased July 1911 by Peter A.B. Widener [1834-1915], 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. 32.

Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back with a slightly speckled whitish tin glaze. There are concentric ridges on the back near the edge and where the rim meets the curving sides of the well. The painting is in blue, bright green, and black, with red and yellowish brown luster. On the front, in the well, are three kiln-spur marks. There is a substantial patch of damage in the center, affecting part of the body, the right wing of the eagle, and the central part of the shield; this has been repainted. The glaze on the front is somewhat worn, chipped, and scratched. There is some retouching on the reverse, not significantly affecting the mark or decoration.


Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 60.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio (Maestro Giorgio Andreoli).
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 119, no. 6.
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:570.
Hess 1988, 72.
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: 175-176, color repro. 176.

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