The Burning of Troy, between 1570 and 1574

  • Fontana Workshop, Italian, 1500-1700

Tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration

  • Overall: 3 3/16 × 18 1/4 inches diameter (8.1 × 46.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler in memory of Mrs. William Clay

61.168

On View

  • European: Medieval and Renaissance W231

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Polychromy
  • Tin glaze
  • Ceramic
  • Earthenware
  • Tableware
  • Maiolica
  • Figures (representations)
  • Pope
  • Dish
  • Urbino
  • Aeneid

Marks, on bottom: [faded marks in grey or brown] Marks, on bottom: 61.168

Inscribed, on bottom in underglaze blue: G.V.V.D. | Munus .F. Andrea | Volaterrano . | L'incendio de Troia : [translated: The gift of Guido Ubaldo, Duke of Urbino, to Brother Andrea of Volterra. The Burning of Troy]

Guidobaldo, Duke of Urbino

gift to Fra Andrea Ghetti da Volterra

by 1844, Geremia Delsette (Bologna, Italy)

by 1857, Alexander Barker (London, England)

Baron Gustave Rothschild (Paris, France)

acquired by his grandson, Baron Lambert

Baroness Lambert (New York, New York, USA)

1941, Rothschild-Lambert sale, lot 127. (French and Co., New York, New York, USA)

1961-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Pryor, J. "A Gift of Maiolica Ware." Bulletin of the DIA 41, no. 1 (1961): pp. 13-15, p. 16 (ill.). Wethey, A. "A Historiated Majolica Serving Platter" Bulletin of the DIA 58, no. 1, 1980, pp. 37-42, p. 36 (ill.). Wilson, Timothy. "La maiolica a Castel Durante e ad Urbino fra il 1535 e il 1565: alcuni corredi stemmati." In I Della Rovere nell'Italia delle corti, vol. 4, Arte della maiolica, ed. Gian Carlo Bojani. Urbino, 2002, pp. 125-127 (ill.), 151. Bulletin of the DIA 87, no. 1/4: Italian Renaissance and Later Ceramics (2013): no. 18.

Fontana Workshop, The Burning of Troy, between 1570 and 1574, tin-glazed earthenware with polychrome decoration. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanzler in memory of Mrs. William Clay, 61.168.