Press Review: All nine busts of Michelangelo go on show in Florence

Daniele da Volterra’s works gathered at Accademia Gallery

All nine busts of Michelangelo by his friend and pupil Daniele da Volterra have been gathered together and are set to go on show at Florence’s Accademia Gallery on Tuesday.

The Florentine gallery’s three copies have been joined by one each from the Bargello and Casa Buonarroti and others loaned by foreign museums including the Louvre and the Musée Jacquemart-André, also in Paris.

All the busts have been digitized and 3d-printed to analyse their make-up and differences.

The show runs until June 19.

Daniele Ricciarelli (c. 1509 – 4 April 1566), better known as Daniele da Volterra,was a Mannerist Italian painter and sculptor.

 He is best remembered for his association with the late Michelangelo. Several of Daniele’s most important works were based on designs made for that purpose by Michelangelo. After Michelangelo’s death, Daniele was hired to cover the genitals in his Last Judgment with vestments and loincloths. This earned him the nickname Il Braghettone (“the breeches maker”).

Source: “” – Rome, February 14, 2022

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