Luca della Robbia was born in Florence in 1399 or 1400, to a well-to-do family of wool merchants that owned land and real estate in the Valdarno. In 1432 della Robbia entered the guide of the Stone-Masons and Wood-Carvers. He produced a coat of arms for that Guild around 1450m which was mounted in Orsanmichele. In 1446 Luca and his brother bought a house on via Guelfa, which was to become the location of the della Robbia kiln and workshop, from where generations of the Della Robbia family created their masterpieces of sculpture. Della Robbia examines the life and works of Luca della Robbia, the founder of the della Robbia kiln and workshop, including the introduction of glazed terracotta to Florence during the Renaissance, and of his nephew and successor, Andrea di Marco della Robbia. 001 1878351192
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