Statues for the Orsanmichele in Florence
by DONATELLO

Orsanmichele is both an impressive and a paradigmatic culmination of Italian sculpture of the period between the late Gothic and early Renaissance. Between 1408 and 1429, important masters such as Lorenzo Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco and Niccoln di Piero Lamberti created sculptures for this location. These were followed by those of Andrea del Verrocchio in the late fifteenth century and by Giambologna in 1601. We see Donatello's work in the figures of St Mark, St George and St Louis of Toulouse; the latter was originally created for this site, but has since been replaced by Verrocchio's Doubting Thomas.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Exterior view of the Orsanmichele
begun 1285
Photo
Orsanmichele, Florence

1312*800
True Color
213 Kb



St George
c. 1416
Marble, height 214 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

600*1337
True Color
123 Kb



St George
c. 1416
Marble, height 214 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

538*848
True Color
119 Kb



St George (detail)
c. 1416
Marble
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

1100*1731
True Color
188 Kb



St George (detail)
c. 1416
Marble
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

950*950
True Color
87 Kb



St George (detail)
c. 1416
Marble
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

1028*1200
True Color
124 Kb



St George and the Dragon
c. 1416
Marble, 39 x 120 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

1849*686
True Color
115 Kb



St Louis of Toulouse
1421-25
Gilded bronze, height 226 cm
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Florence

1000*1474
True Color
195 Kb



St Louis of Toulouse (detail)
1421-25
Gilded bronze
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Florence

1041*1200
True Color
182 Kb



St Louis of Toulouse (detail)
1421-25
Gilded bronze
Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Florence

897*1700
True Color
219 Kb



St Mark
c. 1411
Marble, height 236 cm
Orsanmichele, Florence

800*1362
True Color
192 Kb



St Mark
c. 1411
Marble, height 236 cm
Orsanmichele, Florence

601*1235
True Color
167 Kb



St Mark
c. 1411
Marble, height 236 cm
Orsanmichele, Florence

992*1700
True Color
179 Kb



St Peter
1410s
Marble, height 237 cm
Orsanmichele, Florence

712*2000
True Color
233 Kb




Summary of sculptures by Donatello
Early works
John XXIII | David | Duomo | Orsanmichele | Siena | Various
Mature works
Cantoria | Basilica di Santo | Prato Pulpit | San Lorenzo | Various
Late works
Judith and Holofernes | Pulpits of San Lorenzo | Various