Marks and Labels
Duveen (?) label attributes plate to Maestro Giorglio, about 1530, and adds "Probably designed by Raphael himself (Berenson)"
(Duveen Brothers); 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.
- 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. 46.
- La Ceramica Umbra al Tempo di Perugino [Ceramics in Umbria in the time of Perugino], Museo Regionale della Ceramica di Deruta, 2004, no. 75, repro.
Earthenware, covered front and back with an off-white tin glaze with a few pockmarks. The painting is in blue, blue black, green, yellow, orange brown, and white, with red and gold luster. There are five kiln-spur marks on the front near the rim. The edge has some chipping.
- Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 61, as Gubbio, c. 1530, probably executed by Maestro Giorgio, possibly after a design of the Raphael school.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 13, as Gubbio, about 1530.
- Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 2.
- 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: 196-198, color repro. 197.