Description This plate with a sunken center is painted in grey-blue, grey-green and copper-green, yellow, ochre, and manganese and is heightened with gold. The marli is decorated with two putti (one is asleep), a rooster, a bird, insects and flowers within serpentine leaf scrolls. In the center is a landscape with a gnarled tree in the foreground. Behind the tree is a bridge on which a woman and child carrying a basket and bundle on their heads are followed by a barking dog. The back is white.
Provenance Sangiorgi, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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