ROBBIA, Luca della
(b. 1399/1400, Firenze, d. 1482, Firenze)
Glazed terracotta, 184 x 153 cm
San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, Pistoia
In a dimly lighted niche over one of the altars of the old Church of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas in Pistoia, is placed this beautiful, life-sized group. Some experts attribute it to Luca's nephew, Andrea della Robbia. In any case, the intervention of Andrea under the influence of Verrocchio can be assumed.