Andrea di Marco della Robbia was born on this day in 1435. Nephew of Luca (d. 1482), Andrea worked with the glazed terracotta technique made famous by his uncle, coming to run the family’s successful workshop in Via Guelfa in Florence after 1470. Andrea’s works tend 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.
Reference: Giancarlo Gentilini. “Robbia, della.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.