ROBBIA, Luca della
(b. 1399/1400, Firenze, d. 1482, Firenze)

Madonna and Child

Glazed terracotta
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

This Madonna, with the splendid frame in Luca's unmistakeable style, is a typical work of the artist. In the flowing garment, vaguely reminiscent of Ghiberti and in keeping with Luca's serene vision, and in the secure sense of form, it is very much Renaissance work. Such serene expression and delicate modelling can be found only in Luca della Robbia, one of the most classical of all the 15th-century artists.

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