Arnolfo di Cambio
In Partnership with Benappi Fine Art
The remarkable marble sculpture represents an Apostle with beard and mantle, portrayed in profile position, and turned toward left side: it is a very relevant sculpture, originally located at the facade of the Cathedral of Florence. Hereafter the work belonged to the Torrigiani Family, from which derives the epithet Apostolo Torrigiani.
The attribution to Arnolfo di Cambio, one of the most important artists of the Late Middle Ages, was formulated in the middle of the last century, when the marble was located in the Villa Torrigiani in Viale del Campuccio: here it was exposed in a niche and flanked by “two very important angels”, two notable sculptures attributed a few years later by Giulia Brunetti to Timo di Camaino’s hand.