These Bronze Statues Could Be Michelangelo Works
Two statues are thought to be the only surviving bronze works by Renaissance artist Michelangelo.By Tyler Adkisson | February 2, 2015
Known as the Rothschild Bronzes, the well-known statues are said to be the only surviving bronze works by the Italian Renaissance master.
Claims to the sculptures' authenticity date back to 1878, when exhibition-goers in Paris rebuked the theory that the bronze sculptures were true Michelangelos. Since then, the sculptures have been credited to a series of lesser-known artists.