Dish painted with Hector of Troy and Chinese Birds
- Art Funded
- Diameter: 34.5 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £46,917 (Total: £109,250)
It is also interesting due to its combination of Renaissance and Chinese decoration with identified design sources. The centre of the dish is finely painted with a man in an elaborate suit of armour copied in reverse from an engraving of Hector of Troy by the Nuremberg printmaker Virgil Solis (1514-62). The border, which is probably by another hand, is painted with a design of birds on rocks copied from Chinese export porcelain of about 1572-1620.
Jonathan Horne; Simon Sainsbury, 1999.