Anonymous - engraver, Michelangelo Buonarroti - draughtsman, Antonio Salamanca - publisher - The Dream of Human Life
This graphic sheet is also modelled on a drawing created for Tommaso Cavalieri c. 1533/1534. Fame awakens the dreaming youth who is shown leaning against a globe, seated on a stool full of masks (illusions). Depicted around him are the personifications of the six mortal sins (with only Pride missing). The youth himself may represent Pride sated with illusions; Fame is to awaken him and convince him to abandon temptation and set out on his own path to fame.
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measurements: height 447 mm
width 305 mm
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material: paper
technique: engraving
inventory number: R 159941
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain