Boys Singing from Book - Item #185
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
42 Inches High x 26 Inches Wide
This relief is part of the Cantoria, or Singing Gallery, created for the organ loft in Florence Cathedral. Instead of housing the organ, it eventually served as a home for the choir singers during services. The Cantoria is the first documented work of Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482). His ten panels depict the 150th Psalm, which refer to different ways of praising the Lord. Two years after he started his commission, Donatello was commissioned to create another cantoria to complement della Robbia's. The della Robbia Cantoria originally hung above the door to the North Sacristy and Donatello's above the door to the South Sacristy, but both were dismantled in 1688 and later moved to the Museo dell' Opera del Duomo. (For della Robbia's other Cantoria reliefs, see Items #186, 187, and 221. For Donatello's Cantoria, see Items #47 to 50.)
Artist: Luca della Robbia
Museum: Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Florence
Origin: Florence Cathedral (also known as Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, and Il Duomo di Firenze), Florence
Time Period: Renaissance, 1431-1438
1911 Catalog ID # - 8350