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About This Artwork
Plate with Story of Numa Pompilius and Arms of Gonzaga, c. 1560
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Diameter: 25.1 cm (9 7/8 in.)
On reverse: De Numa Pompilio
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.850
The Art Institute of Chicago, Renaissance Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, March 2 – June 14, 1987.
J. V. G. Mallet, "Mantua and Urbino, Gonzaga Patronage of Maiolica," Apollo 113 (September, 1981), pp. 168-169, figs. 7 and 8.
Octave du Sartel (b. 1823 - d. by 1894), Paris; sold, Paris, Hotel Drouot, June 4-9, 1894, no. 371, to Martin A. Ryerson (d. 1932) [according to annotated copy of sales catalogue in curatorial file]; by descent to his widow (d. 1937); bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1937.