About This Artwork

Italian, Faenza

Dish with Profile Bust, 1535/45

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Diameter: 25.4 cm (10 in.)
Inscription: MVCIE

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.838

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Renaissance Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, March 2 – June 14, 1987.

Publication History

Émile Molinier, La collection Spitzer, vol. 4: Les faiences italiennes, hispano-moresques et orientales (Paris, 1892), p. 27, no. 33.

Ownership History

Frédéric Spitzer (d. 1890), Paris; his sale, Paris, Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, see Molinier 1892, p. 27, no. 33; 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 (d. 1937); bequeathed to the museum.

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