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Plate with a pastoral scene

Campani Ferdinando Maria, attributed to

Siena, c. 1730 - 1750

32.5 cm (diameter)

tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

The figures in this design are reversed from an engraving by Aegidus Sadeler, after a painting of the angel appearing to the shepherds by Jacopo Bassano [see illustration]. A plate in the V & A, one of a series of Seasons from another engraving after Bassano, and similar in style, is signed by Campani and dated 1747.

Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.  WA1888.CDEF.C415

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