• Crouching Boy

    Artist:
    Michelangelo Buonarroti. 1475-1564
    Dimensions:
    height: 54 cm

Michelangelo Buonarroti. 1475-1564

Crouching Boy

Italy. Florence, circa 1530-1534

Despite its small size, this sculpture creates an impression of monumentality, unity and inner force. The image of the crouching boy is suffused with sorrow, a mood which suggest that this sole work by Michelangelo in the Hermitage was intended for the Medici Chapel in the Church of San Lorenzo, Florence.

Title:

Crouching Boy

Material:

Dimensions:

height: 54 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1851; transferred from the Academy of Fine Arts

Inventory Number:

Н.ск-154

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