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ca. 1555-1565

Battista Franco

Italian, ca. 1500-1561

This plate probably was designed by the artist Battista Franco (ca. 1500-1561). The inscription on the reverse reads Il Ratto deelena (The Rape of Helen).
Maiolica with overglaze decoration
2 5/16 in. (5.91 cm)
Diam.: 17 5/8 in.
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Provenance: Spitzer Collection sale in 1893, Volume 4, No. 95, catalogued by Emile Molinier in 1892; [David Benzaria, New York, by 1956]; purchased from Mr. Benzaria by Seattle Art Museum, December 5, 1956
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum

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