Item PC/042 - Plaster cast of the Rebellious Slave

Plaster cast of the Rebellious Slave (Version 1) Plaster cast of the Rebellious Slave (Version 2)

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Plaster cast of the Rebellious Slave


  • Mid 19th century-early 20th century (Creation)

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This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Original: Michelangelo, originally for the tomb of Pope Julius II in 1505, began to carve the Slaves in 1513, as part of a modified project. On the pope's death, the project changed once again, for financial reasons. Michelangelo donated the Slaves to Roberto Strozzi, who brought them to France. Original currently in the collection of the Louvre, Paris, France.

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Loaned to McLellan Galleries 1 May 1997- 30 September 1997 for 'The Birth of Impressionism' Exhibition (22 May - 7 September 1997) as 'Rebel Slave'.

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Listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the museum and passage ways of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5).

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Dimensions: 2170 x 520 x 760 mm (Plinth: 645 x 670 x 800 mm)

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