Male torsos modelled on Classical marble statues and on Michelangelo’s design

Jan de Bisschop - engraver, Michelangelo Buonarroti - inventor

Jan de Bisschop - engraver, Michelangelo Buonarroti - inventor - Male torsos modelled on Classical marble statues and on Michelangelo’s design
The inscriptions in the bottom part of the sheet attest to the torso on the left having been drawn after an ancient sculptural fragment, whereas the part of the nude male figure to the right were modelled on a design by Michelangelo, most likely a drawing. The graphic sheet is an eloquent example of Michelangelo’s meticulous study of ancient sculpture and the strong impact it had on his creative output.
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measurements: height 128 mm
width 245 mm
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material: paper
technique: etching
inventory number: R 47876
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain