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Footed dish of tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica), the front with a political allegory referring to a contemporary event, the Sack of Rome in 1527; a semi-naked man, representing the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, pulls with both hands at one wing of a putto, here identified as representing Pope Clement VII, since he bears the Medici sphere on his shoulders; in the background a city representing Rome; on the right three dancing naked women. The dish is finished in lustre; signed, dated and inscribed; 2 paper labels.
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Diameter: 26.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The putto is taken from Marco da Ravenna after Raphael (Bartsch XIV, 321); the female figures from Caraglio after Rosso (Bartsch XV, 53); the man from Marco da Ravenna after Bandinelli (Bartsch XIV, 21).
See Trinity Fine Art 'Old Master Drawings and European Works of Art', 1994, no.40, Newhouse Galleries New York.
Published by Dora Thornton, "An allegory of the Sack of Rome by Giulio da urbino", Apollo, june 1999.
- On display (G46/dc4)
- Exhibition history
2007 25 Jan-15 Apr, London, Wallace Collection, Xanto: Pottery-painter, Poet, Man of the Renaissance
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Sack of Rome
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- Acquisition notes
- Loeser was a friend of Bernard Berenson in Florence; the label on the reverse reading "Monte di Paschi Siena, 856" is apparently a storage label from WW2. The dish does not appear in the Loeser sale, Sotheby's, London, 8/12/1959; exhibited Trinity Fine Art 'Old Master Drawings and European Works of Art', 1994, no.40 at the New House Galleries, New York (unsold), and Wildenstein & Co. 147 New Bond Street, January 1997 (also unsold).
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