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Marks and Labels

Kann collection labels 6, 204; oval Spitzer sale label; older hand-written label, reading "Page 321.No 21.B."


Frédéric Spitzer [1815-1890], Paris; (his estate sale, at his residence by Chevallier and Mannheim, Paris, 17 April-16 June 1893, no. 1169, as Castel Durante, sold for 1,800 francs). 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;[1] 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. 45, repro.

Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered on the front and sides and patchily on the back with a whitish, somewhat pockmarked tin glaze. The painting is in blue, green, brown, orange, yellow, gray, black, and white. A break through the Madonna's dress and the kneeling Magus has been repaired and carefully overpainted, and there is some overpaint, flaking slightly, on the edge, particularly around the lower left-hand corner.


Molinier 1892, no. 134, as Castel Durante, c. 1540.
Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 63, as Faenza, c. 1520.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Faenza, about 1520.
Wallen, Burr. "A Majollica Panel in the Widener Collection." Report and Studies in the History of Art 2 (1968): 94-105, fig. 1.
Wallen, Burr. "A Majolica Panel in the Widener Collection." Studies in the History of Art (1968-69):94-105, repro.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 120, no. 1.
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: 194-195, color repro. 194.

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