After Michelangelo (Italian, 1475-1564): A third quarter of the 19th century French bronze figure of Lorenzo Duke of Urbino
Lot 314
After Michelangelo (Italian, 1475-1564): A third quarter of the 19th century French bronze figure of Lorenzo Duke of Urbino
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,827) inc. premium

Lot Details
After Michelangelo (Italian, 1475-1564): A third quarter of the 19th century French bronze figure of Lorenzo Duke of Urbino
poised in reflection and seated on a rectangular plinth, on an integral square base, inscribed LE PENSEUR PAR MICHELANGELO and with A COLLAS BREVETE REDUCTION MECHANIQUE stamp, mid brown patination, 46cm high

Footnotes

  • This portrait of the Duke of Urbino is derived from the tomb created by Michelangelo for the Sacristy of San Lorenzo and known as the Capitani. Lorenzo is on the left of the altar and was defined by Vasari as Il Pensieroso (the thoughtful), as opposed to the more active figure of Guiliano. Lorenzo leans on a moneybox as an allusion to the merchant status and wealth of the Medici family, and the Roman armour that he wears referred to the Roman citizenship that he had gained in 1513 just seven years before Michelangelo began the tomb in 1520.
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