Bust of a child

Bust of a child

Purchased from Messrs Franchi and Son in 1867 for £1

Original:

Bust of a child
Ascribed to Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525)
Second half of the 15th century
Glazed terracotta
Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence, Italy

This bust may represent the youthful Christ and may once have had a pendant figure of the young St John the Baptist similar to the companion figure of a child (museum no. 1888-509).