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St Jerome in the Wilderness: C.2196-1928

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Titles

St Jerome in the Wilderness

Maker(s)

Unidentified Deruta potter (Potter)

Description

Maiolica bowl, painted in blue, yellow, and orange, with St Jerome in the Wilderness.

Light greyish-buff earthenware. Moulded with the design in relief, and tin-glazed overall; unevenly and thinly on the reverse. Painted in blue, yellow, and brownish-orange. Shape 76. Circular with curved sides, standing on a low footring, pierced by a hole incorrectly placed for suspension the right way up.
St Jerome in the Wilderness. The Saint kneels facing towards the right, holding a crucifix in his left hand and a stone in his right. A lion crouches on his left and a cardinal's hat and tassels lie on the ground to his right. In the background on either side there is a plant.

Notes

History note: Unknown

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15.2 cm
Height: 4.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Deruta ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 16th Century
Early 17th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1575 CE - 1625 CE

Note

Label text from the exhibition ‘Madonnas and Miracles: The Holy Home in Renaissance Italy’, on display at The Fitzwilliam Museum from 7 March until 4 June 2017: St Jerome kneels beside his faithful companion, the lion, here only the size of a small dog. They inhabit a wilderness adorned with flowers. To inspire devotion in the user of the bowl, Jerome (moulded in relief) meditates on a huge crucifix in his left hand, while holding a stone to beat his breast in the other hand.

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and brownish-orange)

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Pale greyish-buff earthenware., moulded with the design in relief, and tin-glazed overall; unevenly and thinly on the reverse. Painted in blue, yellow, and brownish-orange.
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2196-1928
Primary reference Number: 78878
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 27 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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