Plate with Neptune in his chariot
Campani Ferdinando Maria, attributed to
Siena, c. 1730 - 1750
32.3 cm (diameter); cm (diameter)
tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
The figures were probably taken from the engraving by Philippe Thomassin after a painting by Jacopo Zucchi; this engraving was also used by maiolica painters at Castelli. See C. Hess, Maiolica in the Making. The Gentili/Barnabei Archive (Los Angeles, 1999), no. 238. The same figures were used by Campani on a plate now in Berlin. The ultimate inspiration for the curious “paddle-wheel” on the chariot is Raphael's Galatea in the Villa Farnesina in Rome.
Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888. WA1888.CDEF.C414
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