Andrea Della Robbia and His Atelier Volume 1

Andrea Della Robbia and His Atelier Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...violet and green foliage and enclosing a large central rosette, as at Empoli. Bibl.: M., Br., 1902, 55-56; L. D. R., 91-92, Fig. 53. 33 SIMILAR TILES. S. Gimignano. S. Agostino, Cappella di S. Bartolo. In the church of S. Agostino there may be seen some fine Robbia tiles, now in a poor state of preservation. They consist of hexagonal tiles, like those from S. Fina, decorated with varigated rosettes, but surrounded with elongated hexagons adorned with opposing bunches of fruit and flowers. The border tiles differ from those from S. Fina and are decorated with a series of palmettes, alternately blue and yellow, the blue ones being accompanied by cornucopias of fruit. 34 SIMILAR TILES. S. Fiora (Monte Amiata). Madonna della Neve. Before the altar of Conte Guido Sforza in the church of the Madonna della Neve or della Piscina, are laid some tiles of hexagonal form exhibiting a polychromatic rosette in white ground surrounded by leaves of green. blue and violet; together with border tiles showing opposing palmettes and lilies, similar to those at Empoli, S. Gimignano, and Montevarchi. Bibl.: M., Br., 1902, 55; L. D. R., 92. 34a SIMILAR TILES. Montevarchi. Collegiata di S. Lorenzo. In the Cappella di Contte Guido Guerra with other remains of della Robbia monuments are some tiles of similar pattern to those at Empoli, S. Gimignano, and S. Fiora. Some are octagonal with central rosettes surrounded by foliage, others are border tiles with the fringe pattern. Bibl.: M., Br., 1902, 55-56. 35 ALTARPIECE OF THE ANNUNCIATION. La Verna. Chiesa Maggiore, Cappella Niccolini. H., 2.10m.; W., 2.10m. Photo., Alinari, No. 9831. Cast, Cantagalli 484; Lelli 373, 386. Although the mountain of La Verna was given in 1213 to S. Francesco by Conte Orlando Catani, Signor of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623223
  • 9781236623225