The scene is derived from 'The Fall of Troy and the Escape of Aeneas' engraved by Giorgio Ghisi (1520-1582), circa 1540-50, after Giovanni Battista Ghisi (1503-1575). The print is illustrated on p. 67.
For a group of pieces in Brunswick attributed to the workshop of Virgiliotto Calamelli, see Johanna Lessmann, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig, Italienische Majolika, Katalog der Sammlung, Brunswick, 1979, pp. 106-115, nos. 32 and 38 in particular. For a discussion of the plate in the British Museum (by a different hand from the present lot) attributed to the same workshop, see D. Thornton and T. Wilson, Italian Renaissance Ceramics, A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection, London, 2009, Vol. I, pp. 166-168, no. 107.