About This Artwork

Spanish, Valencia

Hispano-Moresque Lusterware Plate with Griffin, 1475/1500

Tin-glazed earthenware
Diam. 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.842

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, Medieval Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, October 2, 1985-January 5, 1986.

Art Institute of Chcago, Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, September - December 2004, no. 8.

Publication History

Émile Molinier, La collection Spitzer, vol. 4: Les faiences italiennes, hispano-moresques et orientales (Paris, 1892), p. 81, no. 7.

Christina Nielsen, ed. Devotion and Splendor: Medieval Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 30, 2 (2004), pp. 10, 24-26, no. 8.

Ownership History

Frédéric Spitzer (b. 1815 - d. 1890), Paris, by 1893; his sale, Paris, Chevalier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, see Molinier 1892, p. 81, no. 7; 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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