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David - Monumento a Michelangelo

David - Michelangelo Monument

David (c. 1040-970 BCE)
second king of the United Kingdom of Israel, and an ancestor of Jesus
(Wikipedia)
Michelangelo & Clemente Papi
1875

Firenze /  David - Monumento a Michelangelo   Firenze /  David - Monumento a Michelangelo

Description

Bronze cast of Michelangelo's David, made from a plaster cast of the original constructed by Clemente Papi. It was cast in 1866 and originelly intended to replace the original at the Piazza del Signoria. It stands on a tall marble base with bronze copies of the marble statues by Michelangelo, made in 1872, also by Papi.

From the tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici Duke of Urbino in the Sagrestia Nuova of the basilic of San Lorenzo, original 1524-1531

Firenze - David - Monumento a Michelangelo
Il Crepuscolo / The Dusk
(Wikipedia).

Firenze - David - Monumento a Michelangelo
L'Aurora / The Dawn
(Wikipedia).


From the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici Duke of Nemours in the Sagrestia Nuova of the basilic of San Lorenzo, original 1526-1531

Firenze - David - Monumento a Michelangelo
Il Giorno / The Day
(Wikipedia).

Firenze - David - Monumento a Michelangelo
La Notte / The Night
(Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

a
michelangiolo buonarroti
compiendo il quarto secolo
dalla sua nascita
il municipio di firenze
dedicava

perché
animo grande con grande ingegno
par cosa divina
al cittadino e all'artefice
inchinatevi
italiani e stranieri

qui
dove a difesa della libertà
stette michelangiolo
gli eresse con opere della sua mano
monumento degno
la patria

contemplando questi simulacri
se ti conduca il pensiero
dal palagio dei signori
ai sepolcri medicei
vi leggerai o cittadino scolpita
l'ultima pagina della storia
di firenze repubblica

i. guasti

Annotation

Inaugurated 12 September 1875 by Ubaldino Peruzzi. A relief showing the inauguration is on the pedestal of the monument for Peruzzi.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 43°45'46" - E 11°15'54")

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