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The Goddess Latona and the Lycians: C.210-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Goddess Latona and the Lycians

Maker(s)

Workshop: Guido di Merlino (Probably)
Workshop: Unknown (Possibly)

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Description

Maiolica dish, painted in polychrome with The Goddess Latona and the Lycians.

Dish. Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse off-white and tinged with green on the left side. Painted in blue, green, turquoise-green, yellow, orange, black, and white.
Shape 79 with deeper sides. Circular with shallow curved sides, standing on a low foot.
The Goddess Latona and the Lycians. The goddess reclines on a rock beside a tree, accompanied by her two children, Apollo and Diana. To the right three Lycians stand up to their waists in water, and a fourth dives down to the bottom, his legs raised above the surface. On the right there are two trees, and in the distance, a lake and buildings on islands. A bird flies from left to right across the sky. The rim is yellow. The back is inscribed in the middle in dark blue: `la dea tona/1542' (the goddess (La)tona). Single yellow bands encircle the foot and outer edge.

Notes

History note: W.M. de Zoete; Sotheby's, 2 April 1935, Catalogue of the valuable collections of bronzes, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, etc., the property of W.M. de Zoete, Esq. (deceased) of Layer Breton, Colchester and Blenheim House, North Berwick, lot 247; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.2 cm
Height: 6.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbino ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy
  • Pesaro ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Production date: AD 1542 : dated

Note

Made either in the workshop of Guido di Merlino in Urbino, or in Pesaro

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, turquoise-green, yellow, orange, black, and white)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse off-white and tinged with green on the left side. Painted in blue, green, turquoise-green, yellow, orange, black, and white.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 'la dea tona' over '1542'
  • Location: In middle of base
  • Method of creation: Painted in dark blue
  • Type: Inscription

Inscription present: brown paper square

  • Text: 13
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.210-1991
Primary reference Number: 73114
Packing number: EURCER 351
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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