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Plate with the temptation of Adam

Campani Ferdinando Maria, attributed to

Siena, c. 1730 - 1750

33.4 cm (diameter)

tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

The design is taken from an engraving by Jan Saenredam (1565-1607) after a painting by Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651) (Bartsch III, p. 225, no. 14) [see illustration]. The same design is to be found on an unsigned plaque in the Victoria and Albert Museum, attributed to Campani, and another in Siena.

Presented by C. D. E. Fortnum, 1888.  WA1888.CDEF.C416

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