St Augustine attended by two angels

St Augustine attended by two angels

Purchased from Signor Stiattesi, Florence in 1864 for £16 (20 francs)

Original:

St Augustine attended by two angels
Luca della Robbia (b. 1399/1400; d. 1482)
1464-72
Bronze
Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, on the door of the north Sacristy

St Augustine, together with the comparison relief of St Ambrose (1864-5) 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.