National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

IMAGE: Verrocchio's David Restored: A Renaissance Bronze from the National Museum of the Bargello, Florence

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

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Exhibition Overview

View works by
Andrea del Verrocchio
in the Gallery's Collection

Visit the
High Museum of Art
Verrocchio Web Feature

Take a Virtual Tour
of the National Gallery of Art's West Building Sculpture Galleries

View Related Collection Tours
Patrons and Artists in Late 15th-Century Florence

Florentine Sculpture of the 15th Century

Press Materials

IMAGE: Andrea del Verrocchio, David with the head of slain Goliath outside his right foot (Italian, 1435 - 1488), c. 1465, Bronze, Height: 47-1/4 inches
National Museum of the Bargello, Florence, © Antonio Quattrone, Firenze One of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance art, Verrocchio's David, is coming to the United States. This tour represents the first time in 527 years that David will be seen with the slain head of Goliath as Verrocchio originally placed it, outside David's right foot. Verrocchio (c. 1435-1488) was a leading Florentine artist who had a profound impact on his pupil Leonardo da Vinci and on Renaissance sculpture. In Washington, Verrocchio's "David" Restored will be presented in a rich context of works (drawn from the Gallery's permanent collection) that reflect David's patronage, the artist's oeuvre, and the iconography of David and Goliath.