ROBBIA, Girolamo della
(b. 1488, Firenze, d. 1566, Nesle, Paris)
Christ Carrying the Cross1513-14
Glazed terracotta, 172 x 77 cm
Certosa del Galluzzo, Florence
Girolamo della Robbia was the only son of Andrea della Robbia to continue the reputation of the family's terracotta works beyond the mid-16th century. He spent much of his life in France, working for the royal court, often in collaboration with Luca di Andrea (Luca the Younger), who joined him there in 1529.
His early glazed terracotta works, such as the Christ Carrying the Cross in the Certosa del Galluzzo, were done in collaboration with his father and older brothers.