Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Replica of David in Buffalo, New York

Photo: The Replica of David in Buffalo, New York

In 1903, a replica of Michelangelo’s David made of bronze standing on granite base, was presented to the city of Buffalo, United States, and the Buffalo Historical Society by Andrew Langdon, a Buffalo businessman and scholar. Langdon had seen the statue of David as an exhibit at the Paris Exposition of 1900, and negotiated with the firm of bronze founders who had cast it (Angelus & Sons) and bought it. He also exacted an agreement with the bronze founders that they would not send another replica of David to the United States. The statue now stands in Delaware Park.

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