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European Art
Artist, workshop of: Nicola da Urbino, Italian, ca. 1480–1537/38

Footed Dish with the Virgin Handing Her Girdle to Saint Thomas

ca. 1530–35

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

27.31 cm (10 3/4 in.)
Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art
On view
Italian, Urbino
16th century
Containers - Ceramics

W.J.H. Whittall Collection (–1947); Sotheby's, London, England (April 18, 1947, lot 39); John Scott-Taggart Collection; Christie's, London (April 14, 1980, lot 16); Private Collection, England(?); Christie's, London (May 24, 2011, lot 27); Christie's, New York (January 30, 2013, sale 2673, lot 108); Richard Feigen Gallery, New York (2011–2014); Yale University Art Gallery (2014– )


Bernard Rackham, “Xanto and F.R.: an insoluble problem?,” Faenza XLIII (1957): 99.

John Scott-Taggart, Italian Maiolica (London: Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1972), title page, 48, ill.

Joan Prentice von Erdberg, “Outstanding Maiolica at The Art Museum, Princeton University,” The Burlington Magazine 103 (June 1961): 299.

Giuliana Gardelli, “A Gran Fuoco” Mostra di Maioliche Rinascimentali Dello Stato di Urbino da collezioni private, exh. cat. (Urbino, Italy: Accademia Raffaello, 1987), 68–69, fig. 23.

J.V.G. Mallet, Xanto, i Suoi Compagni e Seguaci, exh. cat. (Rovigo, Italy: Centro Polesano di Studi Storici, Archeologici ed Etnografici, 1980), 72, 97, in G.B. Siviero, “Francesco Xanto Avelli da Rovigo”, fig. 9.

“Acquisitions 2014,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2014_02.pdf (accessed December 1, 2014).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.