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Emilio Zocchi
ITALIAN
THE YOUNG MICHELANGELO
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
13
Emilio Zocchi
ITALIAN
THE YOUNG MICHELANGELO
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Emilio Zocchi
1835 - 1913
ITALIAN
THE YOUNG MICHELANGELO
signed: E. ZOCCHI / Firenze and inscribed: MICHELANGIOLO
white marble
105cm., 41 3/8 in.  
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Provenance

Private collection, United Kingdom, since the early 20th century

Catalogue Note

A version of the present sculpture by the Florentine Emilio Zocchi stands in the Palazzo Pitti. Michelangelo, as a young boy, is busy sculpting the head of a faun, an event described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists.

Emilio Zocchi, who trained under Girolamo Torrini, Aristodemo Costoli and later Giovanni Dupré, was mostly active in Florence. He is best known for the equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel II, a monumental work which was finished in 1890, and the bas-relief on the façade of the church of Santa Croce. 

The present sculpture is a particularly beautiful marble, with finely executed details, especially on the surface of the jacket and the concentrated frowning expression on the boy's face. 

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani del Ottocento e del Primo Novecento, Turin, 2003, vol. 2, pp. 993, 1001

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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