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image of The David of the Casa Martelli Bernardo Rossellino or Antonio Rossellino
Bernardo Rossellino (sculptor)
Florentine, 1409 - 1464
Antonio Rossellino (sculptor)
Florentine, 1427 - 1479
The David of the Casa Martelli, c. 1461/1479
marble
overall: 164.6 x 50.4 x 42.4 cm (64 13/16 x 19 13/16 x 16 11/16 in.) gross weight (figure and pedestal): 975.234 kg (2150 lb.) gross weight (figure only): 272.158 kg (600 lb.) gross weight (pedestal only): 703.075 kg (1550 lb.) pedestal weight (top section): 408.237 kg (900 lb.) pedestal weight (bottom section): 294.838 kg (650 lb.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.115
On View
From the Tour: Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century
Object 5 of 8

Provenance

Luigi d'Ugolino Martelli [1452-1503], Florence; his son Luigi Martelli [1494-1580], Florence;[1] Martelli family, Florence; sold 28 June 1916 through (Giuseppe Salvadori, Florence) and (French and Company, New York) to Joseph E. Widener;[2] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of Joseph E. Widener; gift 1942 to NGA.

[1] The earliest reference to the sculpture is in the private records of Luigi d'Ugolino Martelli, in a list of personal possessions begun in 1488. See memo dated 20 September 1984 from Kent Lydecker, in NGA curatorial files.

[2] Correspondence dated 1914 and 1916 from Salvadori and French & Company to Joseph Widener, in NGA curatorial files.

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