About This Artwork

Italian, Urbino
Attributed to the workshop of Guido di Merlino, active c. 1523-1558

Plate with Isaac Blessing Jacob, c. 1540

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Diameter: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)
On reverse: benedicione de jacob

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.851

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. 35, no. 55.

Ownership History

Frédéric Spitzer (b. 1815 - d. 1890), Paris; his sale, Paris, Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, see Molinier 1892, p. 35, no. 55; 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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