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Adoration of the Child Andrea della Robbia (workshop of)


Andrea della Robbia (workshop of) Florence 1435 – 1525 Florence

Alkotói korszak
Culture Italian
Date late 15th century
Object type relief
Medium, technique glazed terracotta

74 × 7 cm, 23 kg

Inventory number 1172
Collection Sculptures
On view Museum of Fine Arts, Second Floor, European Sculpture 1350-1800, Gallery 1

The Robbia workshop often used contemporary Florentine sculptors’ works as models for compositions. The glazed terracotta relief in Budapest – similarly to other versions – was inspired by one of Antonio Rossellino’s (1427/1428–79)
marble reliefs (Florence, Bargello). The figures of the Virgin and Jesus are almost alike in these terracotta variations, but the backgrounds are quite diverse. In view of this diversity, it was thought that some of them were not produced in the workshop of Andrea della Robbia but by Benedetto Buglioni, who ran a majolica workshop and had been a rival of Andrea since the 1480s.


Balogh, Jolán, Katalog der ausländischen Bildwerke des Museums der bildenden Künste in Budapest, IV – XVIII. Jahrhundert: 1. Textband Bd. 1, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1975, p. 68., no. 61.

This record is subject to revision due to ongoing research.

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