Artist workshop of Andrea della Robbia, Italian, 1435-1525
  • Head of a Youth
Date between mid-15th and early 16th century
Medium Enameled terracotta
Dimensions Overall: 6 1/2 × 22 inches (16.5 × 55.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Henry Ford Hospital personnel in memory of Edsel B. Ford
Accession Number 43.477
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W232, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Marks, on paper label: S/B Lot. No. [written in pencil] 106 | Art. No. [written in pencil] 48
M. Sulzbach (Paris, France);
1926, (Arnold Seligmann and Rey (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.

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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.