Plate with The Lover Tormented, Probably workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century), Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered, Italian, Gubbio

Plate with The Lover Tormented

Artist:
Probably workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century)
Artist:
Painter of the Judgment of Paris
Date:
dated 1522
Culture:
Italian, Gubbio
Medium:
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/16 × 10 5/8 in. (3 × 27 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Accession Number:
65.6.10
Not on view
An example of a finely painted plate enhanced by ruby and gold lusters, selectively applied. It shows a particularly open composition with large figures characteristic of early Gubbio pictorial wares.
Signature: Dated and marked on back, in yellow: 1522 / M⁰ [G]⁰

Inscription: Inscribed on front, on tablet: M edol limfamia / tua: piu ch[e]l morire [trans.: Your wickedness grieves me more than death]

Sticker on underside: C 1952

Marking: The base has a semilegible Pannwitz number 88 written on it as well as a gray Pannwitz wax seal.
Richard Ford (until d. 1858) ; descendants of Richard Ford (1858–1911; sale, Christie's, London, May 18, 1911, no. 33; sold for £2,400 plus premium to J. and S. Goldschmidt); Walter von Pannwitz , Berlin (until d. 1920) ; [ Rosenberg & Stiebel , New York, until 1965; one of fourteen maiolica pieces given by the dealers to MMA in exchange for a group of eighteenth-century boxes and dance cards (carnets de bal) from the Morgan collection ]