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Plate

Decorator:
Miguel Soliva (active 1727–55)
Factory:
Alcora factory
Date:
ca. 1740
Culture:
Spanish, Alcora
Medium:
Tin-glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 x 12 3/8 in. (2.5 x 31.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Jacques Seligmann, 1906
Accession Number:
06.309
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551
The highly detailed and beautifully executed painted scene on this plate depicts the triumphal entry of Alexander into Babylon. The composition is derived from an engraving by Sébastian Leclerc made after a painting by the French artist Charles Le Brun (1619–1690). Le Brun was the most influential artist in France in the late 17th century and is often credited with creating the French Baroque style.
Signature: On back, near edge, in brown: Soliva
Duc de Dino ; Heinrich Wencke , Hamburg (by 1894) ; Jacques Seligmann , Paris (until 1906; to MMA)
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