CELLINI, Benvenuto
(b. 1500, Firenze, d. 1571, Firenze)

Apollo and Hyacinth

Marble, height 191 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

This composition was made from marble without previous preparatory models. It remained unfinished in Cellini's workshop, and when he died it passed into the hands of Francesco I de' Medici, and thence to the Bargello.