photo of plaster cast relief of child with mummy-like wrappings on a blue oval background on a tan-colored wall
Bambino - Item #239
closeup photo of plaster cast relief of child with mummy-like wrappings on a blue oval background on a tan-colored wall
$ 950.00

Bambino - Item #239

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

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42 Inches High x 32 Inches Wide x 7 Inches Deep

Andrea della Robbia (1435-1525) was from the famous Della Robbia family of artists who owned a successful workshop in Florence during the Italian Renaissance. They are known for their colorful, glazed terracotta sculptures. The specific mixture for their glaze was invented by Andrea's uncle, Luca, in the 1430s. In the late 15th century, Andrea created 10 glazed terracotta reliefs of swaddled babies for a Florence orphanage. The Hospital of the Innocents building (Ospedale degli Innocenti in Italian) that houses the Institute of the Innocents (Istituto degli Innocenti in Italian) is located in the Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. Francesco Datini, a Prato merchant, bequeathed plans for an orphanage - the first secular institution of its kind in the world - and the Silk Guild oversaw its creation. The Guild, in turn, commissioned architect Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) to design the building in 1419. Brunelleschi, a leader in Renaissance architecture, is also known for creating the dome of the Florence Cathedral, or the Duomo. The orphanage opened in 1445 and is still a public institution today, caring for children and families through the establishment of educational and social services and the promotion of children's rights. 

Della Robbia's reliefs were added to the loggia on the facade of the hospital in 1487. They are located in the spandrels, the area in between the arches. Each relief contains one child in varying poses, and these sculptures are beloved by citizens and tourists alike. The blue backgrounds stand out from the neutral colors of the building. The bambinos were removed temporarily to be restored when the building itself was undergoing restoration. Upon its completion in 2016, the Museum of the Innocents, housed inside, was also reopened with updated features. The reliefs were displayed in the Museum for a time before eight of them were returned to the loggia. The last two will continue being displayed indoors due to their fragile conditions while copies will replace them outdoors.

 

Artist: Andrea della Robbia

Museum: Hospital of the Innocents, Florence

Origin: Hospital of the Innocents, Florence

Time Period: Renaissance, 1487

1911 Catalog ID # - 8363

 

Sources:

Bianchini, Riccardo. "Museo degli Innocenti – Florence." Inexhibit, 1 Nov. 2019, https://www.inexhibit.com/mymuseum/museo-degli-innocenti-hospital-innocents-florence-brunelleschi/

Editorial staff. "Innocenti facade restored: Della Robbia’s Putti returned to plain view." The Florentine, 4 Jan. 2017, https://www.theflorentine.net/news/2017/01/innocenti-facade-restored/

Flores, Lourdes. "The new Innocenti Museum in Piazza SS. Annunziata." Visit Florencehttps://www.visitflorence.com/florence-museums/innocenti-museum.html. Accessed 13 Dec. 2019.

Hallett, Vicky. "This 15th-century orphanage in Florence is now a kid-friendly museum." The Washington Post, 29 September 2016, https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/this-15th-century-orphanage-in-florence-is-now-a-kid-friendly-museum/2016/09/29/e063e3e2-8028-11e6-8327-f141a7beb626_story.html.

"History." Istituto degli Innocentihttps://www.istitutodeglinnocenti.it/?q=content/history.

"Home." Istituto degli Innocentihttps://www.istitutodeglinnocenti.it/?q=content/home.

Hyman, Isabelle. "Filippo Brunelleschi." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Filippo-Brunelleschi

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

Additional Information

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Pieces are plaster of Paris unless otherwise noted. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage. Go to FAQ for more information.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made-to-order and hand-cast.

Questions? Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.