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DAVID

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

David (replica)

Angelus & Sons (Founder), Michelangelo Burnarroti (Original Sculptor)

 

Executed 1900, Dedicated 12/15/1903

Medium

Medium Category

Bronze Statue on Engraved Granite Base

 

Statue

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 17 5.167 3.5 N/A
 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 8 7.75 5.75 N/A

Description

Description
Biblical hero David stands nude with his proper left arm bent at the elbow towards his chin and his proper right arm to his side, bent slightly at the wrist. He holds two ends of a sling, one in his proper right hand and the other in his proper left hand. The inscription on the front of the base reads: "David, Michael Angelo, 1474-1564" The inscription on the rear of the base reads: "Presented to the Buffalo Historical Society and the city of Buffalo by Andrew Langdon, MCMIII."



 

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This classical statue of David is a copy of Michelangelo's masterpiece which stands in the academy of fine arts in Florence, Italy. This particular copy by the founder Angelus & Sons was purchased at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and gifted to the City of Buffalo Historical Society by Andrew Langdon. A bronze replica of David by Florentine founder Clemente Papi is located in the Piazzetta Michelangelo in Florence, while a replica by the Fondaria Artistica of Rome is located in Sioux Falls, SD.
 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Delaware Park, south of the Sqajaquada Expressway Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2002 Fair Very Good Good Very Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. November 2000 Fair Very Good Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1998 Good Very Good Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. October 1996 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1995 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July 1994 Poor Excellent Fair Excellent No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey June 1992 Poor Fair No