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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Ii,5.121

  • Description

    Michelangelo (?) seated before a niche sleeping, his head resting on his right hand, his left foot on a step Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1530-1560
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 142 millimetres
    • Width: 88 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered lower left 'Micha. Ange. Bonarotanus. Florentinus. Sculptor optimus anno aetatis sue .23.'
  • Curator's comments

    The print is based on Marcantonio's 'Vision of St Helen' (pensive woman) for which see 1840,1212.23 (B.XIV.342.460).
    See 'The French Renaissance in Prints', Los Angeles 1994, Cat. No.53. Another impression at 1983,u.2878.

  • Location

    Not on display (French XVIc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    2008 April-July, Florence, Casa Buonarroti, 'Il Volto Di Michelangelo'

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Ii,5.121

Michelangelo seated before a niche sleeping, his head on his right hand, his left foot on a step  Engraving

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Michelangelo seated before a niche sleeping, his head on his right hand, his left foot on a step Engraving

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