Casts of the celebrated Statues, called Day and Night, by Michael Angelo, (sculpture)
Michelangelo (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 19
The originals of these casts (which form a part of the monument erected in honor of Julian Di Medici, in the Church of St. Lorenzo at Florence,) are universally considered among the most sublime and poetical conceptions of Michael Angelo. For minute criticisms of this triumph of modern art, we would refer the reader to the description, by Vasari, and the opinion of other distinguished writers on the Arts. The casts were presented to the late Col. T.H. Perkins, by our townsman, Horatio Greenough, when residing in Florence, and have recently been presented to the Athenaeum by the executors of the former. [P. 3; entry includes an excerpt from "Historical Sketches of the Old Painters."]
Boston Athenaeum. Catalogue of Paintings and Statuary, exhibited for the Benefit of the National Sailors' Fair, at the Athenaeum Gallery, Beacon Street, Boston. 1864. Boston: Fred Rogers, Printer, No. 159 Washington Street, opposite the Old South Church. 1864. Price of Catalogue, twenty-five cents.