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dc.contributor.authorAndrea della Robbia and Workshopen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T15:22:51Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T15:22:51Z
dc.date.createdc. 1493-6en_US
dc.identifier.citationGiancarlo Gentilini, I Della Robbia (Florence: Cantini, 1992), I: 224; Giancarlo Gentilini, ed., I Della Robbia e l'arte nuova della scultura invetriata (Florence: Giunti, 1998), 10, 178; http://www.palazzospinelli.org/architetture/scheda.asp?offset=2130&ID=1194en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/24561
dc.descriptionOspedale di San Paolo dei Convalescenti, Florenceen_US
dc.description.abstractThis glazed terracotta roundel ornaments the portico of the Ospedale di San Paolo dei Convalescenti in Florence, designed by Michelozzo at the behest of Benino Benini, beginning in 1451 and finished in 1495, as inscribed on the façade. Christ is shown giving mercy to an emaciated young man clothed in rags, just as the weak and sick receive help in the hospital. Andrea della Robbia is known for his predominantly blue and white compositions, but here he (probably working with one or more of his sons) uses a range of pastel colours, including naturalistic flesh tones, and sculpts the figures with a wiry nervous energy. Some scholars see the new naturalism here as Savonarolan, given that Andrea and his children are documented to have been followers and defenders of the fiery preacher. This portico faces the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, and so these roundels are a vital part of the cityscape in one of the most prominent locations in Florence. Photograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.format.mediumGlazed terracottaen_US
dc.subjectChristen_US
dc.subjectyoung manen_US
dc.subjectmercyen_US
dc.subjectcharityen_US
dc.titleChrist and a Young Manen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.holderUna D'Eliaen_US
dc.rights.licensePhotograph(s) licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licenseen_US


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