Brutus

Brutus

Purchased from Signor Stiattesi in 1864 for £1 4s (30 francs)

Original:

Brutus
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
After 1539
Marble
Museo Nazionale (Bargello), Florence, Italy

According to Vasari (1550), Michelangelo executed the bust for Cardinal Niccolo Ridolfi, at the request of Donato Gianotti who entered Ridolfi's service in 1539.