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Head of a Youth, between mid-15th and early 16th century

  • Andrea della Robbia, Italian, 1435-1525
  • Andrea della Robbia, Italian, 1435-1525

Enameled terracotta

  • Overall: 6 1/2 × 22 inches (16.5 × 55.9 cm)

Gift of Henry Ford Hospital personnel in memory of Edsel B. Ford

43.477

M. Sulzbach (Paris, France)

1926, (Arnold Seligmann, Rey, & Co.) (New York, New York, USA)

William Randolph Hearst (New York, New York, USA and California, USA)

sold by (Gimbel Bros.) (New York, New York, USA) Hearst sale

Henry Ford Hospital personnel (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1943-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Richardson, E.P. "The Virgin and Child by Andrea della Robbia." Bulletin of the DIA 15, no. 3 (1946): p. 51. Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh, cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, cat no 4, (ill.). Gentilini, G. I Della Robbia: La Scultura invetriata nel Rinascimento, 2 vols. Florence, 1992, pp. 173, 268, no. 31. Gentilini, G. "Angelo Poliziano, Lorenzo il Magnifico e la scultura invetriata." Umanesimo e Rimascimento a Montepulciano, ed. A. Silillo. Montepulciano, 1994. Cambareri, Marietta, et. al. Della Robbia Sculptures in American Collections. Exh. cat., The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 2016, pp. 80-82. Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Boström, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols. London, 2002, 2 vols., I, cat. 58.

Andrea della Robbia; workshop of Andrea della Robbia, Head of a Youth, between mid-15th and early 16th century, enameled terracotta. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Henry Ford Hospital personnel in memory of Edsel B. Ford, 43.477.