- Museum number
Dish; earthenware; oval; large; central moulded scene of woman taken in adultery; painted in dark reds, blue, grey, yellow and green; broad brim divided into eight small dished compartments, with moulded borders, these painted with blue marble effect, as are sides of dish well and back.
- Production date
- 1580 (circa. No evidence for this date on file.)
Height: 6.70 centimetres
Length: 63.30 centimetres
Width: 48.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This dish is not by Palissy. M. Jean Bergeret, chief curator, Lisieux Museums, Normandy, examined this piece on 14/3/03 and stated that the attribution is uncertain. It is definitly post-Palissy.
See discussion in Claire Blakey and Rachel King, ‘Prints and Post-Palissian Ceramics’, in: Patricia F. Ferguson (ed.), Pots, Prints and Politics: Ceramics with an Agenda, from the 14th to the 20th Century (London, The British Museum) 2021, pp. 51-66, p. 55.
This dish is known as The Woman Taken into Adultery when published in 1862 by Delange, Sauzay et al, Monographie de l'oeure de Bernadr Palissy: suivie d'un choix de ses continuateurs our imitateurs.
Versions are known in Rouen, Musee de la Ceramique, 715 C (6.5 x 63 x 48.5 cm) and Los Angeles, Lacma 82.9.13 (6.03 x 63.18 x 47.94 cm). See also sale Kahnetassocies.com, Suite de Palissy, attr. Manerbe or Pre d'Auge, 35 cm, lot 24901.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number