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Floor Tile from the Lombardini Chapel: C.4.1-1964

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Current Location: In storage

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Floor Tile from the Lombardini Chapel

Maker(s)

Pottery: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Maiolica fragment of a trapezoidal floor or pavement tile, painted in dark blue and yellow with the oak tree of the Della Rovere family.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the upper surface and painted in dark blue and yellow. Approximately triangular fragment of a trapezoidal tile, the lower part embedded in cement. Painted in yellow with the oak tree of the Della Rovere family reserved in a dark blue ground.

Notes

History note: From the collection of Henry Wallis; given to Bernard Rackham by Wallis's son, Harold Wallis of Purley. See Bernard Rackham's notebook accompanying his bequest of sherds, p. 11, C for this tile. He noted that he thought it might have been given to Wallis by a former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, but that this was conjecture. Wallis might have acquired it in Italy, perhaps from Forlì.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Bernard Rackham

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.2 cm
Height: 6.9 cm
Width: 11.2 cm

Relative size of this object

11.2 cm6.9 cm2.2 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Faenza ⪼ Romagna ⪼ Italy
  • Forlì ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1964) by Rackham, Bernard

Dating

Early 16th Century
Circa 1513 CE - 1523 CE

Note

From the tile pavement comissioned by Bartolomeo Lombardini (1430-1512) for the chapel he had built in the now demolished church of San Francesco Grande, Forlì.

Probably made in Forlì or in Faenza

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue and yellow)
Front composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.4.1-1964
Primary reference Number: 15563
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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