Giovanni della Robbia (1449-1529/30),
Italian, Florence, early 1520s
presumably by descent to Marchese Viviani della Robbia, Settignano, late 19th century;
Raoul Tolentino, Rome;
The American Art Association, New York, 1920;
Daniel Katz Ltd., London, 1994
M. Reymond, Les della Robbia, Florence, 1897, p. 269;
L. Burlamacchi, Luca della Robbia, London, 1900, pp. 60 and 109;
M. Crutwell, Luca and Andrea della Robbia and their successors, London/ New York, 1902, pp. 234, n.1 and 330;
A. Marquand, Giovanni della Robbia, Princeton/ London, 1920, p. 133, no. 134, fig. 161;
S. de Ricci (ed.), De luxe catalogue of the rare artistic properties collected by the connoisseur Signor Raoul Tolentino, exh. cat. American Art Association, New York, 1920, no. 794;
J. Auersperg, Daniel Katz. European Sculpture, London/ New York, 1996, pp.8-9, no. 1;
K. Zock, European Sculpture, exh. cat. Daniel Katz Ltd., New York, 2002, pp. 48-53, no. 8
This lot is sold with a written expertise by Dr. Giancarlo Gentilini, Florence. It has been published extensively since 1897. See catalogue note at sothebys.com.
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