ROBBIA, Girolamo della
(b. 1488, Firenze, d. 1566, Nesle, Paris)

Biography

Italian potter, the youngest son of Andrea della Robbia, together with his brother Luca (the younger) were among the most active collaborators in the family workshop. In 1517, he moved to France where he worked in the court of King François I of France. He returned to Florence in 1525.

During his stay in Florence (1525-28) he probably made the most famous work attributed to him, the Tabernacolo delle Fonticine (Fountain Tabernacle) which has a large Madonna and Child enthroned in the centre with the young St John.