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    • The Annunciation 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta lunette of the Annunciation is currently immured in the main cloister of the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence. Originally, it formed part of a multi-media altarpiece in a chapel of the hospital ...
    • The Annunciation 

      Andrea della Robbia
      Dated around 1475, this is generally thought to be the earliest of the seven Della Robbia altarpieces made for the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna. The main church was devastated by a fire in 1472, and Andrea della Robbia's ...
    • Annunciation 

      Andrea della Robbia
      Andrea della Robbia made these glazed terracotta statues of the Annunciate Virgin and the Angel Gabriel to flank the high altar in the Osservanza in Siena. Andrea also created an altarpiece and two roundels of saints for ...
    • Arms of the Arte della Seta 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta roundel is on the exterior of Orsanmichele in Florence, high above the niche belonging to the Arte della Seta (silk guild) and serves as a coat of arms for the guild. Orsanmichele performed multiple ...
    • The Ascension 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece of the Ascension was originally made for the high altar of the Chiesa Maggiore of La Verna. Because this space was under the patronage of the Medici family, it is likely that a member of ...
    • Christ in Prayer 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta bust of Christ (currently housed in the sacristy of Santa Croce in Florence) has been attributed to Andrea della Robbia. The bust is loosely modelledon what was a popular type of image in the late ...
    • Coronation of the Virgin with Saints 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece was made by Andrea della Robbia at the behest of the family of Pier Paolo Ugurgeri, the vicar general of the Observant Franciscans. Ugurgeri founded in 1474 the new church of the Osservanza ...
    • Crucifixion 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This monumental altarpiece by Andrea della Robbia adorns the Chapel of the Stigmata at the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna. The chapel was built to commemorate the site where Saint Francis received the Stigmata, physical ...
    • Crucifixion 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece is currently housed in Santa Maria Primerana in Fiesole behind plexiglass, which makes the work difficult to see and photograph. The inscription (Jeremiah I: 12, calling the traveller to ...
    • God the Father in Benediction between Two Angels 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This work of glazed terracotta, without relief ("pittura in maiolica," as it was called), was created using a technique devised by Luca della Robbia, which was also later described by Vasari in a passage in his biography ...
    • God the Father with Adoring Angels 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed-terracotta work is documented to have been made by Andrea della Robbia for the Observant Franciscan church of Santa Maria in Fontecastello (near Montepulciano, where it is now housed in the Museo Civico). Andrea ...
    • God the Father with Saints 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece must have been commissioned after the older fresco it frames performed a miracle in 1514, probably around 1517, when the present church (Santa Maria delle Grazie in Montepulciano) was ...
    • The Incarnation 

      Andrea della Robbia
      Andrea della Robbia's glazed terracotta Incarnation of c.1479 adorns the altar of the Brizi Chapel in the Chiesa Maggiore of La Verna. Enshrined within a stone tempietto on the right side of the church, it forms a visual ...
    • Innocents 

      Andrea della Robbia
      These glazed terracotta depictions of babies in various degrees of swaddling were made to fit the pre-existing roundels in Brunelleschi's famous Renaissance loggia of the Ospedale degli Innocenti. The babies are the Innocents ...
    • Lamentation 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta altarpiece, currently housed in the Museo di San Marco in Florence, was originally made for a wayside shrine (near Castello di Legro), as is clear from the inscription (Jeremiah I: 12), calling the ...
    • Madonna Adoring the Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      Andrea della Robbia made several versions of this composition, probably using a mold. He then customized each, for example by changing the framing elements and adding a familial coat of arms. Here the arms are those of ...
    • Madonna Adoring the Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta relief (in the Museo di San Matteo in Pisa) is one of many made by Andrea della Robbia and his workshop of the Virgin Mary adoring her child, though this is the only known example of this particular ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      Gentilini and others attribute this rare full-length slazed terracotta statue of the Madonna and Child to the young Andrea della Robbia, possibly working from drawings by Luca della Robbia. This work was made in 1460, just ...
    • Madonna and Child 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This half-length glazed terracotta Madonna and Child is currently housed in a street-corner tabernacle on Via della Scala in Florence (at Via degli Orti Oricellari). It is difficult to see, as it is placed high at this ...
    • Madonna and Child with Angels 

      Andrea della Robbia
      This glazed terracotta lunette sits above the entrance to the Badia on the Via del Proconsulo in Florence. Here Andrea has adapted the half-length intimate reliefs of the Madonna and Child that he and his uncle made for ...