9 July 2001
A Siena plate
Circa 1745, probably Ferdinando Maria Campani
Painted with Erato seated on a rocky outcrop with a lyre, Ovid, Mercury and Perilla standing nearby, among trees and bushes before a plain and distant mountains, within a manganese line and ochre rim (crack from rim at 1 o'clock to centre with small associated loss, slight flaking to rim)
9 7/8 in. (25.2 cm.) diam.
Schloß Thallwitz (reverse with red inventory number Th.21.)
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Steffen Berg, op. cit. (January 1996), pl. 8.
The graphic source above is Bartoli, op. cit. (Rome 1680), pl. V. (Reproduced courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum Picture Library, London).
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