Madonna and Child - Item #667
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:
22 Inches High x 22 Inches Wide x 4 Inches Deep
Part of the Andrew W. Mellon collection in the National Gallery of Art. The original is a lovely glazed terracotta created using a technique that was developed by Andrea's uncle Luca in the 1430s and 1440s. The piece is very tender and at the same time solemn, as the Virgin and the Child seem to contemplate on the coming Passion and death of Christ.
Artist: Andrea della Robbia
Museum: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Time Period: Renaissance c. 1485
1911 Catalog ID # - 8384