Maiolica

Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop, September 15, 2009, through January 17, 2010

Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop

September 15, 2009 to January 17, 2010 Although it was not until 2008 that the first piece of maiolica entered The Frick Collection, it was an extraordinary debut: a large dish painted with a narrative scene, oristoriato, inspired by Marcantonio Raimondi's print after The Judgment of Paris by Raphael. This scene is surrounded by colorful grotesques delicately painted on a white ground, a specialty of the renowned workshop of Orazio Fontana in Urbino, to which the best pieces are usually attributed.