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Torso of the Belvedere, (sculpture)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (Antique artist) (copy after)
Medium:
Cast
Type:
Sculptures
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 78
A reduced copy of the celebrated antique in Rome, named from its association with the same gallery in which the famous Apollo was placed. It is the fragment of a statue of Hercules in repose, executed, as an inscription on the base declares, by Apollonius, son of Miston, or Nestor, of Athens, and a relic of the best epoch of Greek Art. For its rare combination of strength and grace, and for its wonderful truth of fleshly and muscular texture and anatomical development, it was so much admired by Michael Angelo as to be called "Angelo's torso." And Angelo called himself "the pupil of the Torso." He is said to have copied the details and the general effect in his figure of St. Bartholomew, and in "The Last Judgment;" and in his nearly blind old age he still loved to feel over with his hand the outlines he had studied and emulated. [P. 12; exhibited under heading: "Catalogue of Casts."]
Fifth Exhibition, 1873-1874. San Francisco Art Association Catalogue. Price, 25 cts.
Topic:
Mythology--Classical--Hercules
Figure male--Nude
Figure male--Torso
Control number:
AECI 02860060
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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