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Young Archer Sculpture

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Young Archer Sculpture is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
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Price: 295$295.00
Member Price: 265.5$265.50
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Description

This beautiful reduced-scale figure was masterfully reproduced from the original Young Archer via three-dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques. Many scholars believe that Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) made the sculpture as a precocious teenager living in the Florentine palace of his first patron, Lorenzo de’ Medici. It is first cited in 1556 in Rome, identified as an “entirely nude Apollo with quiver and arrows.” By 1650, being called Cupid, the figure occupied a garden niche in Villa Borghese, Rome. In 1902 it was offered at auction in London, again as a Michelangelo, and was later purchased by the architect Stanford White for the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, now the New York office of the Cultural Services of the French Consulate, which for years displayed the marble boy at the entrance. It reveals a young artist bravely emulating the art of classical antiquity.

Original sculpture lent by the French State, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

This beautiful reduced-scale figure was masterfully reproduced from the original Young Archer via three-dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques. Many scholars believe that Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) made the sculpture as a precocious teenager living in the Florentine palace of his first patron, Lorenzo de’ Medici. It is first cited in 1556 in Rome, identified as an “entirely nude Apollo with quiver and arrows.” By 1650, being called Cupid, the figure occupied a garden niche in Villa Borghese, Rome. In 1902 it was offered at auction in London, again as a Michelangelo, and was later purchased by the architect Stanford White for the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, now the New York office of the Cultural Services of the French Consulate,...See More

Details
  • Cast stone
  • Hand patinated
  • 3 1/2'' diam.; 13 1/2''H
  • Gift wrap not available
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good likeness of the original In a world of so many resin sculptures and figurines, it was great to find this more substantial reproduction of the Young Archer--the original of which I enjoyed seeing a few years ago at the Met. I was very pleased with the detail and it really makes me feel like I have a miniature copy of the original right in my home. I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of figurative sculpture or art history. I love having such a good representation of something that Michelangelo very well may have created when he was only a youth himself.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Met Masterpiece in sculpture! The Met has the best sculpture reproductions of any museum I know and this piece is no exception! Every detail of the "Young Archer" is perfectly formed and it really feels like it could be the original. I have several Greek and Roman sculptures from the Met and this one is exquisitely made and all features of the face and body are well detailed. The base is also very complimentary of the figure itself and the statue is just the right size. The statue is very smooth and the position of the archer looks as though he might be in the process of reaching for an arrow (if he had arms) and the body is at an angle that one might take, if he was getting ready to draw a bow and shoot off an arrow. The classical look of the archer is so typical of that time in history and this piece should fit into any collection of ancient art or in any décor. I recommend this magnificent piece of art to anyone loving classical statuary and art.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality The statue is elegant and perfect on my mantle.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I usually only I usually only buy original art but couldn’t resist this it fits nicely into my art collection and looks like and original marble sculpture
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a terrific piece of art The statue is absolutely wonderful and is a delightful contribution to my collection. It now rests on the mantle and looks great.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Partially a good sculpture The craftsmanship of the actual sculpture is up to par with the Met's usual high standards; however, the base of the sculpture is an U-G-L-Y gray putty like thing when it should be black.
Date published: 2017-12-05
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