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About This Artwork
Plate with Moses Striking the Rock, c. 1545
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Diameter: 30.5 cm (12 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1937.853
The Art Institute of Chicago, Renaissance Decorative Arts from Chicago Collections, March 2 – June 14, 1987.
Émile Molinier, La collection Spitzer, vol. 4: Les faiences italiennes, hispano-moresques et orientales (Paris, 1892), p. 39, no. 67.
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.