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The Entombment of Christ: C.231-1991

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

The Entombment of Christ

Maker(s)

Painter: Rombaldoni, Ippolito

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Description

Maiolica dish on low foot, painted in polychrome with The Entombment of Christ.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse yellowish-cream, thinly and unevenly applied with trickles running across the surface. There is a fault on the front near the lower edge. Painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, and brown.
Shape approximately 77. Circular with shallow curved sides, standing on a low foot.
The Entombment of Christ. Mary Magdalene, the Virgin, Joseph of Arimathea and St John (?) are lowering the body of Christ into the tomb. Behind them a man holds up a lantern, and in the background are a tree, a hill and sky. The centre of the back is inscribed in brownish-orange with the cursive monogram HR.

Notes

History note: Sir Archibald Buchan-Hepburn, Bt; Christie's, 24 April 1934, Catalogue of Italian majolica, Chinese porcelain French furniture, tapestry and Eastern carpets, the property of Sir Archibald Buchan-Hepburn, Bt deceased, late of Smeaton Hepburn, East Lothian, N.B., lot 7; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

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H.S. Reitlinger Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 28.6 cm
Height: 6.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Urbania ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century, Late
Circa 1670 CE - 1679 CE

Note

The painter Ippolito Rombaldoni (1619-79) of Urbania, previously known as Castel Durante, signed his name Hippolito or Hipolito Romabladoni, and signed HR or IR. His dated works were made between 1670 and 1678.

School or Style

Baroque

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellowish-green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, and brown)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall; the reverse yellowish-cream, thinly and unevenly applied with trickles running across the surface. There is a fault on the front near the lower edge. Painted in blue, yellowish-green, yellow, orange, manganese-purple, and brown.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: HR in cursive monogram

  • Text: HR
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Painted in brownish-orange
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.231-1991
Primary reference Number: 73335
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 9 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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