About This Artwork

Italian, Urbino

Plate with Moses Striking the Rock, c. 1545

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Diam. 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.853

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. 39, no. 67.

Ownership History

Frédéric Spitzer (b. 1815 - d. 1890), Paris; his sale, Paris, Chevallier and Mannheim, April 17 - June 16, 1893, See Molinier 1892, p. 39, no. 67; 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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