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Giovanni della Robbia (1469 - 1529)

Lot 61: - Workshop of Giovanni della Robbia (1469-1529) Italian, Florence, early 16th century , a glazed polychrome terracotta roundel of Marcus Vispanius Agrippa


July 9, 2008
London, United Kingdom

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within a foliate wreath of flowers and fruit


measurements note 66.7cm., 26¼in.


Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was the adopted son of Emperor Ausgustus and commander of his fleet at the battle of Actium. The portrait in the present roundel, after an antique original, can be closely compared with another in the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is included in a roundel with two other busts. The V & A roundel, together with three others, is dated to circa 1523 and attributed to the workshop of Giovanni della Robbia by comparison with documented busts of saints in the Certosa di Galluzzo. RELATED LITERATURE
J. Pope-Hennessy, Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London 1964) nos. 234-7; G. Gentilini, i Della Robbia (1993)

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July 9, 2008, 12:00 PM GMT

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