Time unveiling Truth by Fernandino Maria Campani

The maoloica plate is part of a service, known as the Rockingham Service made for the Earl of Malton (later second Marquis of Rockingham) of Wentworth Woodhouse and seemingly brought back after his Grand Tour.


Tin-glazed earthenware
Diameter: 24.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £7,500)
Acquired in:
Private collection

It is a characteristic example of Campani’s work, illustrating a picturesque eroticized allegory. The service was dispersed to Italian private collections in 1948 and this is the first piece known to be acquired by a collection in the UK.


Italian private collection.

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