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Scenes from the Life of Joseph

Artist:
Pierre Reymond (born 1513, working 1537, died after 1584)
Artist:
After woodcuts by Bernard Salomon (French, ca. 1508–ca. 1561)
Date:
mid-16th century
Culture:
French, Limoges
Medium:
Painted enamel on copper, partly gilt; gilded metal finial of later date
Dimensions:
Height (tazza with cover): 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); Height (tazza): 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Enamels
Credit Line:
The F.O. Matthiessen Collection, Gift of Mrs. Emma Matthiessen, in memory of her husband, 1904
Accession Number:
04.6.5a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
Not long before 1540, Limoges enamelers adopted a predominately black-and-white (grisaille) palette, perhaps in part because
of their greater reliance on prints for their models. The scenes on the foot and cover were adapted from woodcuts by Bernard Salomon (ca. 1508–ca. 1561) for two volumes of verse by Claude Paradin.
Signature: On field of bowl: P R; On stem: date 155(?)

Inscription: On foot: GENESE XLI
F. O. Matthiessen ; Emma Matthiessen (until 1904; to MMA)
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