Letter: Michelangelo last seen in 1902

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From Mr Anthony Stones, FRBS

Sir: Further to your report ("Art world agog over NY's 'new Michelangelo', 24 January) of the discovery of a lost Michelangelo sculpture in New York City, the same piece, described as an "Apollo", is illustrated (plate 30) in a paperback book published in 1969 by Sadea/Sansoni of Florence.

The book, Michelangelo Sculptore, is by Alessaandro Parronchi. In his note about the sculpture (p 34), he wrote that its present whereabouts were unknown but that it had been seen offered for sale at Christies in 1902.

Yours sincerely.

Anthony Stones