GRAND TOUR BRONZE SCULPTURE OF LORENZO DE MEDICI AFTER MICHELANGELO
Late 19th Century
Item # 506TPA27
This fine work is cast after the original statue by Michelangelo at the tomb of Lorenzo Di Medici, Duke of Urbino, Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo, Firenze. Medici is cast as a Roman General in repose on a square pedestal, his head thoughtfully rested against a single raised finger, the rest of his fist clenching a crumpled form. His elbow rests on a square box draped beneath his cloak, bringing all of his proportions perfectly in line. His helmet is soft and animalistic, a beastly face impressed lightly in the cap to subtly be made out at the right angle. His face is square and angular with a cut jaw and straight nose, sharp features that set appropriately against his massive frame. A thin cape rests around his shoulders, flowing down his back and under his legs.
For the student of Grand Tour works and anyone passionate about the works of Florence, this is a most fine 19th century example after Michelangelo’s statue.
Measurements: 14 1/4" H x approx 6 1/2" W x 7" D
Original patina. Light wear and dust in crevices.