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

Probably workshop of Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Italian (Gubbio), active first half of 16th century)
Painter of the Judgment of Paris
dated 1522
Italian, Gubbio
Maiolica (tin-glazed earthenware), lustered
Overall: 1 3/16 × 10 5/8 in. (3 × 27 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1965
Accession Number:
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 ]