Marks and Labels
Kann collection labels 23, 193; blue-edged octagonal label withhandwritten "S702," "5702," or "G702" (from the same sequence as the label on NGA 1942.9.348)
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; inheritance from the Estate of Peter A. B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, 1942.
Earthenware, covered front and back with a white tin glaze, which is pockmarked on the reverse. The painting is in blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, turquoise, brown, and white; the green has bubbled. There are four kiln-support marks carefully placed on the edge. The rim is chipped.
- Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 66, as Urbino, c. 1540.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 14, as Urbino, about 1540.
- 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: 202-204, color repro. 203.