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Inscription

flanking shield of arms: .A. / .F.; center reverse: 1526 / MG

Provenance

Mikhail Petrovich Botkin, Saint Petersburg. (Jacques and Arnold Seligmann, Paris); purchased February 1912 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. 34.
Technical Summary

The plate, which has warped slightly in the kiln, is of earthenware, covered front and back with a speckled off-white tin glaze of pinkish gray tone, with some pitting on the reverse. The painting is in blue, green, and brownish black, with golden and red luster. The reverse has a molded ridge at the edge. There are two kiln scars close together beneath the broad rim. The inner and outer edges of the rim are worn.

Bibliography
1911
La Collection Botkine. Saint Petersburg, 1911: pl. 40.
1935
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 61.
1942
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).
1974
Giacomotti 1974, 208.
1982
NGA 1982-1983, no. 34.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 7.
1988
Fiocco/Gherardi 1988-1989, 2:571.
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: 186-188, color repro. 187.
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