Laurent De Médicis, Duke Of Urbino After Michelangelo flag

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"Laurent De Médicis, Duke Of Urbino After Michelangelo"
Sculptor Michelangelo Bunoarroti, known as Michelangelo, 1475 - 1564 (after) Period Circa 1888 Provenance France School Italian School of Sculpture Dimensions Height: 36.5 cm Depth: 15.5 cm Width: 13.5 cm Weight: 8,100 kg
Signature Unsigned Foundry's mark: on the base: Barbedienne fondeur Mechanical reproduction stamp Collas
Dedicated: CLUSSEY SOUVENIR DE FAMILLE 1888 Material Bronze proof with golden patina resting on a square terrace.
The bronze is complete.

Sagrestia Nuova, Basilica San Lorenzo, Florence. Between 1519 and 1534, Michelangelo Buonarroti, known as Michelangelo (1475-1564) worked on the realization of two monumental tombs, that of Julien de Medici, father of the current Pope Clement VII (1523 to 1534) and died in 1516 and that of Laurent de Medici, Duke of Urbino, known as the Magnificent, father of the late Pope Leo X (1513 to 1521), and died in 1519. The two tombs face each other in the chapel, in perfect symmetry. Overlooking the sarcophagus, installed in the upper middle niche, separated from the other two by molded pilasters, a monumental sculpture represents each of the two Medici.
Laurent the Magnificent is dressed in a Roman military costume, probably to evoke his status as head of the Maison Medici. He wears a helmet dressed in an animal head. He is leaning on a box, one of the faces of which bears the effigy of a bat. His hand in front of his mouth, he wears a pensive attitude, his gaze turned to his right. His legs crossed low at the ankles accentuate his static posture, and his introverted demeanor. Laurent de Médicis personifies the contemplative life.
Michelangelo also reinforces this aspect by the figure of the bat, on the box. Indeed, the bat is the symbol of melancholy, melancholy of passing time, while the box symbolically contains the wealth of experience accumulated during an entire existence. Throughout the 19th century, bourgeois interiors were adorned with decorative sculptures on themes as varied as hunting, history and antiquity. The enthusiasm for the Renaissance and Italian culture did not weaken, especially as young artists in training had to tour Italy to discover all the beauties of Roman art and the art of the Renaissance.
The catalogs of bronze publishers, such as those of the Maison Barbedienne, the Maison Susse, the Fonderie du Val d'Osne offer reductions of the monumental sculpture of Laurent the Magnificent, by Michelangelo.

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Price : 1550 €
Artist : D'après Michel-ange
Period:19th century
Style:Renaissance, Louis 13th
Condition : Bon état

Material : Bronze
Width : 13.5
Height : 36.50
Depth : 15.5

Reference : 779004
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