Andrea della Robbia
He was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, especially in ceramics. He was the son of Marco della Robbia, brother of Luca della Robbia. Born in Florence, he was the most important artist of ceramic glaze of the times. His workshop was carried on by his son Giovanni after his death. Sanctuary of La Verna is situated in the Tuscan Apennines. The Piazzale also offers the Chiesa Maggiore and the S. Maria degli Angeli church: both of them contain masterpieces (terra cotta invetriata) by Andrea della Robbia. Virgin and child with st francis and st cosmas Madonna adoring the sleeping Child with St. John the Baptist as a child and two cherubims. Glazed terracotta, ca. 1500. THE medallions of children, or infants in swaddling-clothes (two of which are shown in our plate), from the façade of the Foundling Hospital in Florence, are among the first works executed by Andrea della Robbia alone. “ Virgin and child Andrea della Robbia ’s terracotta altar-piece in militello, Sicily, was recently shown by Gino Corti to have a commission from the count of militello, Antonio Piero Barresi and to date from the year 1487. The work, from andrea’s shop, has the nativity as its main subject.