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Plate with Two Knights Fighting Bears
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Plate with Two Knights Fighting Bears


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Description This plate is typical of the kind produced by Carlo Antonio Grue and his workshop during the late 17th century, with floral scrolling borders surrounding a central scene, here, a fantastic image of knights fighting bears. The early 16th-century armor and the character of the composition suggest that the scene is derived from a German Renaissance print and probably meant as a romantic fantasy of medieval chivalry.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1680 (Baroque)
Medium
earthenware with tin glaze (maiolica) and gold luster
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.1752
Measurements
1 11/16 x 15/16 in. (4.3 x 2.4 cm)
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