Brutus (Michelangelo)

The Brutus is a 1538 bust of Brutus by Michelangelo. It is now in the Bargello museum in Florence. It was commissioned by the republican Donato Giannotti for cardinal Niccolò Ridolfi.

It is said to have been commissioned to honor the deed of Lorenzino de Medici, who had earned the name of Brutus by assassinating his distant cousin, Alessandro.[1]


  1. McCarthy, Mary. Stones of Florence. p. 36.

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