ROBBIA, Andrea della
(b. 1435, Firenze, d. 1525, Firenze)
Madonna and Child between Sts Cosmas and Damianc. 1466
Glazed terracotta, 217 x 180 cm
Arciconfraternità della Misericordia, Florence
This early work is one of Andrea della Robbia's first altarpieces with a unitary composition, in which the images are enclosed by an architectural framework along strictly classical and Brunelleschian lines. The predella contains three scenes: Annunciation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Magi.