The Saint Ubaldus Painter (Italian, active first half 16th century)
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware)
Overall: 1 3/16 x 10 5/8 in. (3 x 27 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Not on view
Signature: On underside, in yellow, artist's initials.
Inscription: On gold lustre plaque, in blue, "Me dol l'infamia tua: piu che morire" (your dishonor pains me more than death), on underside in yellow, "1522".
Marking: Stamped on underside, in clay, medallion with coat of arms (collector's mark?).
Richard Ford (until d. 1858) ; Sir Clare Ford ; Anonymous (until 1911; sale, as "property of a gentleman," Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 18, 1911, no. 33); Walter von Pannwitz (by 1925) ; G. Wilder (by 1949) ; [ van Pannwitz collection through Stiebel Ltd. , sold to MMA ]
Artist: Designed by Francesco di Giorgio Martini (Italian, Siena 1439–1501 Siena)Date: ca. 1478–82Medium: Walnut, beech, rosewood, oak and fruitwoods in walnut baseAccession: 39.153On view in:Gallery 501