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Bowl: C.13-1953

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Maker(s)

Possibly Giulio da Urbino (Painter)

Description

Maiolica broad-rimmed bowl, painted in polychrome with two warriors and a river god.

Broad-rimmed bowl. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse off-white and tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange, stone, brown, black, and white.
Shape 58 with two shallow concentric grooves under the edge. Circular with a wide, slightly sloping rim and small, deep well.
In the foreground, a grieving or dying warrior kneels, resting his head on his arms. Behind him, backing the viewer, a second warrior kneels with his shield in front of him, and to his left, another stands with his hands together as if in prayer. On the left, beside a tree, a bearded and draped river god reclines holding an upturned jar from which a stream of water flows into a river. On the right, a younger, bearded river god reclines on a bank with two trees behind him. Behind there is a group of buildings and two spires or obelisks. The edge is yellow. The back is inscribed in the middle in dark blue: '.1534./Chicado morte/Ehai .ferito langue - /I Urbino'. (He who falls dead and you have wounded languishes - in Urbino.).

Notes

History note: Walter M. de Zoete; Sotheby's, 2 April 1935, Catalogue of the valuable collections of bronzes, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, etc., the property of W.M. de Zoete, Esq. (deceased) of Layer Breton, Colchester and Blenheim House, North Berwick., lot 258; Marmaduke Langdale Horn (1890-1953), Stoke Charity, near Winchester.

Legal notes

M.L. Horn Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 26.4 cm
Height: 4.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1953-10-22) by Horn, Marmaduke Langdale

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Production date: AD/CE 1534 : dated

Note

Previously attributed to the painter who signed 'L'

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange, stone, brown, black, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse off-white and tinged with green. Painted in blue, green, turquoise, yellow, orange, stone, brown, black, and white.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: .1534./Chicado morte/Ehai .ferito langue - /I Urbino
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in dark blue

Inscription present: elongated rectangular

  • Text: 'with sunk centre painted by Xanto in powerful colours,/inscribed 'Chicado', dated 1534./Figured in Ballardini.', and in pencil '9'
  • Location: On back
  • Method of creation: Typed and in pencil
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.13-1953
Primary reference Number: 71793
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Bowl" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/71793 Accessed: 2022-01-18 20:02:15

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