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    Sale 7658

    Italian Ceramic Art 1400-1900

    22 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A NORTH ITALIAN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE

    CIRCA 1700, ALMOST CERTAINLY PAVIA

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH ITALIAN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE
    CIRCA 1700, ALMOST CERTAINLY PAVIA
    Painted with The Death of Lucretia after an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi after Raphael, standing before a portico, her arms outstretched and about to stab herself, in a manganese robe and one foot resting on a step beside a plinth with a manganese inscription, in a columned interior before a landscape with distant buildings (minor chipping to corners), in a giltwood frame
    The plaque 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) x 6¼ in. (16 cm.)


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    For the engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi, see page 10 of the introduction. The inscription on the plinth translates as 'better to die than to live shamefully'.

    For an Urbino dish in the Victoria and Albert Museum with the same subject, see Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of Italian Maiolica (London, 1940), Vol. II, pl. 126, no. 797.

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