National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Lorenzo de' Medici Florentine 15th or 16th Century, probably after a model by Andrea del Verrocchio and Orsino Benintendi
Florentine 15th Century (sculptor)
Florentine 16th Century (sculptor)
Andrea del Verrocchio (artist after)
Florentine, 1435 - 1488
Orsino Benintendi (artist after)
Florentine, 1440 - c. 1498
Lorenzo de' Medici, 1478/1521
painted terracotta
overall: 65.8 x 59.1 x 32.7 cm (25 7/8 x 23 1/4 x 12 7/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
On View
From the Tour: Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century
Object 8 of 8

1909Trapesnikoff, Trifon. Die Porträtdarstellungen der Mediceer des XV Jahrhunderts. Strassburg, 1909: 49-50, repro.
1923Sherman, Frederic F. "Italian Portrait Paintings and Busts of the Quattrocento." Art in America 12, n. 1 (December 1923): 5, repro.
1925Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "The Clarence H. Mackay Collection." Art in America 13, no. 5 (1925): 250-251, fig.7.
1926Valentiner, W.R. The Clarence H. Mackay Collection. New York, 1926: 6, 9-10, no. 14, repro.
1930Westheim, Paul, ed. "Achtung, Falschkunst! Fälscher und Kenner." Das Kunstblatt 14 (July 1930): 204, repro.
1932Warburg, Aby. Die Erneuerung der heidnischen Antike: kulturwissenschaftliche Beiträge zur Geschichte der europäischen Renaissance. 2 vols. Leipzig and Berlin, 1932:1:99, n. 2.
1935Volpi, Elia. Lorenzo de' Medici: Busto in terracotta opera di Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488). Città di Castello, 1935: not paginated, repro.
1935"Professor Volpi Publishes Verrocchio Work." Art News 33 (Saturday, June 1, 1935): 12, repro.
1935Bertini, Aldo. "L'arte del Verrocchio." L'Arte 38 (November 1935): 462, n. 2.
1937Cortissoz, Royal. An Introduction to the Mellon Collection. Boston, 1937: 23.
1944Frankfurter, Alfred M. The Kress Collection in the National Gallery. New York, 1944: 10, repro.
1944Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Another Great Kress Gift to the National Gallery." Art News 42 (November 1-14, 1944): not paginated.
1944Duveen Brothers, Inc. Duveen Sculpture in Public Collections of America: A Catalog Raisonné with illustrations of Italian Renaissance Sculptures by the Great Masters which have passed through the House of Duveen. New York, 1944: figs. 145-149.
1945Paintings and Sculpture from the Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1945 (reprinted 1947, 1949): 186, repro.
1949Seymour, Charles. Masterpieces of Sculpture from the National Gallery of Art. Washington and New York, 1949: 179, n. 36, repro. 117-119.
1955Finley, David E. "Museum Director's Choice: From great art in public collections experts select their favorite works." Life (February 21, 1955): 94, repro.
1959Paintings and Sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1959: 404, repro.
1961Seymour, Charles Jr. Art Treasures for America: An Anthology of Paintings & Sculpture in the Samuel H. Kress Collection. London, 1961: 45, fig. 39.
1965Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1965: 173.
1966Covi, Dario. “Four new documents concerning Andrea del Verrocchio.” The Art Bulletin 48, n. 1 (March 1966): 101-103.
1968European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968: 152, repro.
1969Passavant, Günter. Verrocchio. Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings. Complete Edition. Translated from the German MS by Katherine Watson. London, 1969: no. 4.
1971Seymour, Charles. The Sculpture of Verrocchio. Greenwich, CT, 1971: 127-128, no. 34, fig. 176.
1972Covi, Dario. "Review of G. Passavant, Verrocchio, translated by Katherine Watson, 1969." Art Bulletin 54, no. 1 (March 1972): 131.
1974Pope-Hennessy, John. "The Forging of Italian Renaissance Sculpture." Apollo 99 (April 1974): 258.
1976Middeldorf, Ulrich. Sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools XIV-XIX Century. London, 1976: 79.
1976Schuyler, Jane. Florentine Busts: Sculpted Portraiture in the Fifteenth Century. New York, 1976: 302, fig. 80.
1981Langedijk, Karla. The Portraits of the Medici: 15th-18th Centuries. 3 vols. Florence, 1981-1987: 1(1981):27-30; 2(1983):1140, 1158-1162, no. 28, repro.
1982Alsop, Joseph. The Rare Art Traditions: The History of Art Collecting and Its Linked Phenomena Wherever These Have Appeared. Bollingen series 35, no. 27. New York, 1982: fig. 77.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 631, no. 984, repro.
1988Elam, Caroline. "Art and Diplomacy in Renaissance Florence: Delivered to the Society on Wednesday 25 May 1988, with Professor Nicolai Rubenstein, FBA, in the Chair." RSA Journal 136, n. 5387 (October 1988): 817, fig. 4.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 291, repro.
1992Rolfi, Gianfranco, Ludovica Sebregondi, and Paolo Viti, eds. La chiesa e la città a Firenze nel XV secolo. Milan, 1992: 32, repro.
1992Fiero, Gloria K. The Humanistic Tradition, vol. 3: On the Threshold of Modernity: The Renaissance and the Reformation. Dubuque, 1992: 25, fig. 16.1.
1992Bartlett, Kenneth R. The Civilization of the Italian Renaissance: A Sourcebook. Lexington, MA and Toronto, 1992: 257, repro.
1992Darr, Alan Phipps. “Verrocchio’s Legacy: Observations Regarding His Influence on Pietro Torrigiani and Other Florentine Sculptors.” In Verrocchio and Late Quattrocento Italian Sculpture. Steven Bule, Alan Phipps Darr, and Fiorella Superbi Gioffredi. eds. (Acts of two conferences commemorating the fifth centenary of Verrocchio’s death. I. April 1988 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; II. June 1989 at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno and the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti, Florence). Florence, 1992: 125-139, esp. 137.
1992Stapleford, Richard. The Age of Lorenzo de' Medici: Patronage and the Arts in Renaissance Florence. A Walking Tour of Italian Painting and Sculpture in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1992: 5.
1993Toscani, Bernard, ed. Lorenzo de' Medici: New Perspectives. Proceedings of the International Conference Held at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, April 30- May 2, 1992. New York, 1993: not paginated, repro.
1993Vasari, Giorgio. Giorgio Vasari Lives of the Artists: A SelectionTranslated by George Bull. Translated by George Bull. London, 1993: 39, repro.
1993The American Heritage College Dictionary, 3rd ed., s.v. "Medici," repro. Boston, 1993.
1993Ferrazza, Roberta. Palazzo Davanzati e le collezioni di Elia Volpi. Florence, 1993: 133 fig. 135, 134, 143 n. 194.
1994Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 232, repro.
1995Feldman, Edmund Burke. The Artist: A Social History. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, 1995: 89, repro.
1995Walker, Paul Robert. The Italian Renaissance. New York, 1995: 30-32, repro.
1996Grieder, Terence. Artist and Audience. New York, 1996: 388, fig. 12.1.
1996Butters, Suzanne B. The Triumph of Vulcan: Sculptors' Tools, Porphyry, and the Prince in Ducal Florence. Villa I Tatti / The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies 14. 2 vols. Florence, 1996: I:310, II:385.
1996Kobrin, David. Beyond the Textbook: Teaching History Using Documents and Primary Sources. Boston, 1996: 41, fig. 3-3.
1998Warren, Jeremy. "A portrait bust of Lorenzo de' Medici in Oxford." The Sculpture Journal 2 (1998): 1-12.
1999Mazzotta Prum, Deborah. Rats, Bulls, and Flying Machines: A History of the Renaissance and Reformation. Charlottesville, VA, 1999: 16, repro.
2000Luchs, Alison. "Lorenzo from Life?: Renaissance Portrait Busts of Lorenzo de' Medici." The Sculpture Journal 4 (2000): 6-23, figs. 2, 6, 21, and 22.
2000National Gallery of Art Special Issue. Connaissance des Arts. Paris, 2000: 59, 61, repro.
2003Vogel, Carol. "Another Trip for 'David'." The New York Times (July 18, 2003).
2005Warren, Jeremy. "Forgery in Risorgimento Florence: Bastianini's 'Giovanni delle Bande Nere' in the Wallace Collection." The Burlington Magazine 147 (November 2005): 737, fig. 19.
2005Covi, Dario. Andrea del Verrocchio, Life and Work. Florence, 2005: 133-134, fig. 119.
2005DeAngelis, Adrienne. "On the Ashmolean bust of Lorenzo de' Medici." The Sculpture Journal 13 (2005): 5-17.
2006Budd, Denise M. "Leonardo, Medici Ephemera, and the Art of the Pazzi Conspiracy." In Watching Art: Writings in Honor of James Beck. Todi, 2006: 104.
2006Vogel, Carol. "Lorenzo the Magnificent, Restored to Power." The New York Times (Friday, July 28, 2006).
2006Dietsch, Deborah K. "Lorenzo's new clothes: Colors awakened from centuries of grit, grime." The Washington Times (Saturday, August 12, 2006): B1, B3, repro.
2006"New Look for a Renaissance Icon." Sculpture Magazine 25, n. 10 (December 2006): 12.
2013McHam, Sarah Blake. Pliny and the Artistic Culture of the Italian Renaissance:The Legacy of the Natural History. New Haven and London, 2013: 118-119, repro.
2013Belman, Michael, Alison Luchs and Shelley Sturman. “A Renaissance of Color: The Conservation of Lorenzo the Magnificent.” Facture : conservation, science, art history 1 (2013): 32-57.
2013Kohl, Jeanette. “Casting Renaissance Florence: the bust of Giovanni de’ Medici and indexical portraiture.” In Carvings, Casts & Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture. Peta Motture, Emma Jones and Dimitrios Zikos, eds. London, 2013: 58-71, esp. 62-63, 70, repro 63.

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