Item PC/043 - Plaster cast of the Dying Slave

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

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Plaster cast of the Dying Slave


  • 19th 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 Gallereies 1 May 1997- 30 September 1997 for 'The Birth of Impressionism' Exhibition (22 May - 7 September 1997).

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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). Listed in first inventory of casts (GSAA/GOV/7/1).

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Dimensions: 2360 x 710 x 610 mm (Plinth: 540 x 800 x 650 mm)

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