[roh-bee-uh; Italian rawb-byah]
- An·dre·a del·la [ahn-dre-ah del-lah] /ɑnˈdrɛ ɑ ˌdɛl lɑ/, 1435–1525, and his uncle, Lu·ca del·la [loo-kah del-lah] /ˈlu kɑ ˌdɛl lɑ/, c1400–82, Italian sculptors.
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Can these have been of terra cotta of the della Robbia school?Portuguese Architecture
Walter Crum Watson
To tell what Robbia did accomplish we must glance at his personal history.
While producing these works in enamelled earthen-ware, Robbia also painted on the flat.
The palace is the national museum, and among its grand collections the work of the della Robbia family can best be studied.Cathedral Cities of Italy
William Wiehe Collins
It is a fine modern zeit-geist piece of declamation to come out of the rather over-sweet della Robbia period of art.An Englishwoman's Love-Letters
- Andrea della (anˈdrɛːa ˈdɛlla). 1435–1525, Florentine sculptor, best known for his polychrome reliefs and his statues of infants in swaddling clothes
- his uncle, Luca della (ˈluːka ˈdɛlla). ?1400–82, Florentine sculptor, who perfected a technique of enamelling terra cotta for reliefs
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