On this day in 1477, Francesco della Robbia was born in Florence.

On this day in 1477, Francesco della Robbia was born in Florence. Son of the sculptor Andrea, Francesco entered the Dominican convent of San Marco, taking the name Fra Ambrogio, in 1495. He stayed connected to the family’s glazed terracotta business and created a number of altarpieces, including the Nativity at La Verna.

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