- Museum number
Plate, broad rim, slight foot-ring. Earthenware covered entirely in a presumed tin glaze and painted with four naked figures in a landscape with buildings; at the bottom a pair of arms reaching up out of a river. On a tree hangs a ewer and a shield of arms beneath a red cardinal's hat; azure a chevron between three rosettes or. Arms are for Cardinal Pietro Bembo. Scene after Agostino Veneziano after Michelangelo.
- Production date
- 1539-1547 (circa)
Diameter: 27.20 centimetres
Height: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Sold Christie's, 16-19 June, 1884, Fountaine Sale, lot 317. See also T. Wilson, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance (London, BMP, 1987), pp.133-4, no.203.
After Agostino Veneziano's print which was in turn based on a cartoon of 1504, The Battle of Cascina, by Michelangelo, see Chapman 2005, pp. 78-88. Faenza 30 1942 pl XVI. See P&D registration no. 1863,0725.1743.
- On display (G46/dc2)
- Exhibition history
2013 2 Feb-19 May, Vicenza, Palazzo del Monte di Pieta, Pietro Bembo and the Arts
1989 12 Sep-15 Oct, Glasgow, Art Gallery & Museum, Ceramics for the Italian Renaissance
1989 22 Jan-2 Apr, Stoke-on-Trent, City Museum & Art Gallery, Ceramic Art of the Italian Renaissance
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number