Purchased from Signor Stiattesi in 1864 for £16 (20 francs)
St Ambrose attended by two angels
Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482)
Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, on the door of the North Sacristy
St Ambrose, together with the comparison relief of St Augustine(1864-6) are two of ten reliefs on the North Sacristy door which depict: the Virgin and Child, St John the Baptist, the four Evangelists and the four Doctors of the Church. On 28 February, 1446, a pair of doors for the entrance to the North Sacristy of Florence Cathedral were formerly commissioned from Michelozzo, Luca della Robbia and Maso di Bartolomeo. Between 1464 and 1472, Luca della Robbia executed the ten reliefs and the doors were set in place in the first half of 1475.