Andrea di Marco della Robbia died on this day in 1525. Nephew of Luca (d. 1482), Andrea produced the glazed terracotta technique made famous by his uncle, coming to run the successful workshop in Via Guelfa in Florence after 1470. Andrea’s work tends to be more decorative and complex than his uncle’s and have a pictorial quality typical of the workshop after he took the helm. Hugely popular, Robbia-ware could be found throughout Tuscany and Umbria in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries in private and public settings.
For more on Andrea, see: Giancarlo Gentilini. “Robbia, della.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.