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Kann collection labels 21, 191 (now in object folder, NGA Curatorial Records)


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
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. 23, color repro. as frontispiece.
Technical Summary

Earthenware, covered front and back with a somewhat pitted pinkish white glaze. The painting is in blue, gray, yellow, and white. Four neat kiln-support marks are near the edge on the front. There is a crack from two o'clock to the center, repaired and overpainted. The edge was originally painted yellow, but has been entirely overpainted white.

Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 64, as Castel Durante c. 1530.
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Castel Durante, about 1530.
NGA 1982-1983, no. 23, color repro., 2.
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 117, no. 6, repro., as Duchy of Urbino.
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: 136-137, color repro. 137.
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