About This Artwork

Jean de Court (Master I. C.) Workshop
French, active 1553-1585

Tazza with Moses Striking Water from the Rock, 1570/75

Grisaille enamel on copper
H: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); Diameter: 24.6 cm (9 3/4 in.)
Signed "I. C." (on reverse of bowl)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.819

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute, Renaissance Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, March 2 - June 14, 1987, no. cat.

The Art Institute of Chicago, A Case for Wine, July 11-September 20, 2009, no cat.

Publication History

Claudius Popelin et al, La collection Spitzer, vol. 2: Emaux peints, etc. (Paris, 1891), p. 67, no. 149.

William H. Monroe, "Painted Renaissance Enamels from Limoges," Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 71, 6 (1977), pp. 10-14, here 13-14, figs. 3-4.

Laurie Winters and Joseph R. Bliss, A Renaissance Treasury. The Flagg Collection of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture (New York, 1999), p.55, under no. 14.

Ian Wardropper and Lynn Springer Roberts, European Decorative Arts in The Art Institute of Chicago, (Chicago, 1991), pp. 18, 20, 24 (ill.).

Ownership History

Frédéric Spitzer (b. 1815 - d. 1890), Paris; his sale, Paris, Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, see Popelin 1891, p. 67, no. 149; acquired by Durand-Ruel as agent for Martin A. Ryerson (d. 1932), Chicago [according to copy of receipt in curatorial file]; by descent to his widow; bequeathed to the museum.

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