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Giovanni della Robbia
 
 
 
(b Florence, 19 May 1469; d ?Florence, 14 July 1529–24 March 1530).

Son of Andrea della Robbia. He trained with his father and is documented in the family workshop from 1487, where he collaborated on projects including the marble altar of S Maria delle Grazie in Arezzo (1487–93). By c. 1495 he also worked independently. His first documented work, the lavabo in the sacristy of S Maria Novella (Florence), completed in 1498, already shows his characteristic decorative exuberance and it has a particularly beautiful river landscape painted in the lunette. Giovanni’s individual style is more apparent in two altarpieces for the convent of S Girolamo in Volterra (Last Judgement, 1501, and St Francis Giving the Rule to St Louis and St Elizabeth of Hungary), in which the figures are very lively. He also produced decorative jars, vases and stemmi, for example 36 jars ordered for the hospital of S Maria Nuova, Florence, of which one example is known (1507; Sèvres, Mus. N.

 

 
 


Giovanni della Robbia.
The Nativity
 
 
 



Giovanni della Robbia.
St Sebastian




Giovanni della Robbia.
Bust of a Saint. Szйpmыvйszeti Mъzeum, Budapest

 


Giovanni della Robbia. Lavabo
1498
Glazed terracotta, 414 x 234 cm
Sacresty, Santa Maria Novella, Florence






Giovanni della Robbia. Altarpiece
1511
Glazed terracotta
San Medardo, Arcevia





Giovanni della Robbia. Altarpiece (detail)
1511
Glazed terracotta
San Medardo, Arcevia





Giovanni della Robbia. Lamentation over the Dead Christ
1514-15
Glazed terracotta, 291 x 231 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence






Giovanni della Robbia. Nativity
1521
Glazed terracotta, 280 x 155 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence






Giovanni della Robbia. Judith
Glazed terracotta, height: 60 cm
Szйpmыvйszeti Mъzeum, Budapest




Giovanni della Robbia. Altare posto nella chiesa di San lucchese a Poggibonsi



 


Giovanni della Robbia. Altare posto nella chiesa di San lucchese a Poggibonsi (detail)



Giovanni della Robbia. Cristo fanciullo, 1500-1510




Giovanni della Robbia. Pieta, 1510-20
National gallery in Washington D.C




Giovanni della Robbia. Virgin and Child



Giovanni della Robbia. Ancona, 1510-20

 
 
 

 
 
 
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