Plate depicting the Suicide of Ajax

Italian (Pesaro)
Renaissance
dated 1541
Possibly by Girolamo Lanfranco dalla Gabicce (Italian (Pesaro), died in 1560)


Object Place: Pesaro, Italy

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 cm.; height: 5.8 cm

Accession Number

25.306

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

On View

Italian Renaissance Gallery (Gallery 206)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Plate depicting the Suicide of Ajax.

Inscription

Aiax che se ucise per larmede achille fatto in pesaro 1541

Provenance

1891, George Cavendish Bentinck (b. 1821 - d. 1891), London and Brownsea Island; July 8-19, 1891, posthumous Cavendish Bentinck sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 954. By 1896, Mary Rich (Mrs. Thomas O.) Richardson (d. 1924), Boston and Newport, RI [see note 1]; 1925, bequest of Mrs. T. O. Richardson to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 4, 1925)

NOTES:
[1] First lent by Mrs. Richardson to the MFA on December 30, 1896 (loan no. 2313).

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Thomas O. Richardson