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The first of the Pietàs sculpted by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) was the one he produced in Rome around 1500, still to be admired in St. Peter's.

The Pietà you can see here in the Sforza Castle - no longer enclosed in its long-time, splendid shell-shaped panelling, but moved in May 2015 in an autonomous exhibition room - is the last of the four (c. 1555), bought by the Milan City Council in 1952.

The art historians, Peter and Linda Murray, wrote that the "nearly abstract" - unfinished, in fact - Rondanini Pietà "is charged with an emotional intensity which contemporaries recognized as Michelangelo's terribilità. He was working on it to within a few days of his death, in his 89th year".

Castello Sforzesco

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