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This highly decorated oval dish is signed with the initials I·R for Jean Reymond, active in Limoges in the second half of the sixteenth century. The setting of the Last Supper in the courtyard of a palace derives from Italian models although the exact source remains unidentified. The figure of Jupiter on the back is after a print by the Italian engraver Marcantonio Raimondi. Like other enamelers in the Reymond family, Jean Reymond surrounds the main scene and subject with grotesques after prints by the French goldsmith and engraver Étienne Delaune, whose work helped disseminate the style of the Fontainebleau school among artists and craftsmen in France and abroad.

Source: Vignon, Charlotte. The Frick Collection Decorative Arts Handbook. New York: The Frick Collection/Scala, 2015.

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  • Title: Oval Dish: Jupiter
  • Creator: Jean Reymond
  • Date Created: late 16th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 20 3/8 × 16 × 2 in. (51.8 × 40.6 × 5.1 cm)
  • External Link: See more on The Frick Collection website
  • Medium: Painted enamel on copper, partly gilded
  • Credit Line: Henry Clay Frick Bequest

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