Study after the head of Michelangelo’s ‘Guiliano de’Medici’, Tintoretto, after Michelangelo Buonarroti
Tintoretto, Michelangelo Buonarroti
Study after the head of Michelangelo’s ‘Guiliano de’Medici’
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Michelangelo Buonarroti: Giuliano de' Medici, Wandgrab, ca. 1526-1534, Marmor. S. Lorenzo, Neue Sakristei, Florenz

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Tintoretto nach Michelangelo Buonarroti: Studie nach dem Kopf von Michelangelos Giuliano de’ Medici, ca. 1545-1560(?), schwarzer Stift (Kohle?), weiß gehöht, auf blauem ausgebleichtem Papier, 357 x 238 mm. Inv. Nr. 0357, Christ Church College, Oxford

nachMichelangelo Buonarroti

Study after the head of Michelangelo’s ‘Guiliano de’Medici’, ca. 1545 – 1560

max. 373 x max. 267 mm
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Black pen, highlighted with white, on blue-grey ribbed laid paper, distance of chain lines (vertical) |35|34|36|36|35|36|35|
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15701 Z
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)


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This drawing and another, very similar one (Obj. No. 464 Z) show the head of Giuliano de’ Medici from Michelangelo’s wall tomb in San Lorenzo in Florence. Depicted from different perspectives, they can presumably be traced to a plaster cast which Jacopo will have kept in his workshop to be copied for purposes of study. While the this drawing (Obj. No. 15701 Z) is attributed to the master himself, Obj. No. 464 Z is considered the work of a pupil. Both indicate an interest in using the means of draughtsmanship to reproduce the three-dimensional effect created by the distribution of light.

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