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God creating Eve: C.216-1991

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Titles

God creating Eve

Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Maker)
After Salomon, Bernard (Woodcutter)

Description

Renaissance maiolica shallow bowl on low foot, painted in polychrome with The Creation of Eve.

Bowl. Earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige overall, but thinly and unevenly on the reverse, especially in the middle where the fabric shows through it. There is a fault in the glaze near the centre of the front. Painted in dark greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white.
Shape 81with a scalloped rim of sixteen arcs, deep curved sides and slightly convex centre, standing on a low foot.
The Creation of Eve. God stands on the left beside a stream, raising Eve with his left hand. Adam reclines on a grassy bank on the right. A pebbly path leads into the background of grass, rocks and trees. The rim is yellow. On the back, `Dio quando formo/eua' (God when he created Eve) inscribed in the middle in blue, two yellow bands round the edge of the foot and one on the rim.

Notes

History note: Probably William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 19; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.3 cm
Height: 8.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1560 - 1590

Note

The design was derived from the woodcut illustration by Bernard Salomon, captioned 'GENES II', in Damiano Maraffi's Figure del Vecchio Testamento con versi toscani, Lyon (Jean de Tournes), 1554

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( dark greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white) Foot: Diameter 13.6 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige overall, but thinly and unevenly on the reverse, especially in the middle where the fabric shows through it. There is a fault in the glaze near the centre of the front. Painted in dark greyish-blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, black, and white.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Dio quando formo/eva
  • Location: On the reverse, in the middle
  • Method of creation: Painted in dark blue
  • Inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.216-1991
Primary reference Number: 73171
Packing number: EURCER 371
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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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