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- Series: Paradigmata Graphices Variorum Artificum
The Dream of Human Life; a naked man looking up at top right, leaning on a large sphere, seated on pedestal with theatrical masks; copy in reverse after Michelangelo. 1671
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Height: 235 millimetres
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The drawing in reverse by Michelangelo upon which this etching is based is in the Courtauld Institute London. A preparatory drawing in reverse by Jan de Bisschop from 1667 is now in the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands. In the Leiden Printroom a copy by an anonymous artist after De Bisschop's etching has come to light (inv. no. 892, S 89).
This etching is one from a series of 25 etchings 'Paradigmata Graphices variorum artificum'; first published in The Hague in 1671. For more information about this edition and other present volumes of 'Paradigmata Graphices Variorum Artificum' in the British Museum see comments of 1850,0810.652-810
Ref: Buck, Stephanie, Michelangelo's Dream, 2010, pp.171-173.
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