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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
Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture
Not on Display
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.