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Della Robbia

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence

In the 15th century, Luca della Robbia (1399/1400–1482) invented a glazing technique for sculpture characterised by brilliant opaque whites and deep cerulean blues. Luca shared the secrets of his technique with his nephew and principal collaborator Andrea della Robbia, who in turn passed them on to his sons Giovanni, Luca the Younger, Marco, Francesco, and Girolamo. Read more.

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Prudence (before conservation)

Prudence (before conservation) (ca. 1475), Andrea della Robbia. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Bust of a Young Boy

Bust of a Young Boy (c. 1475), Andrea della Robbia. Courtesy of the Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child (c. 1445–55) Luca della Robbia. Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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