CLOVIO, Giulio
(b. 1498, Grizane, d. 1578, Roma)

The Rape of Ganymede

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Black chalk, 192 x 260 mm
Royal Collection, Windsor

Earlier art-historical scholarship had frequently regarded the present drawing, depicting the scene of The Rape of Ganymede in horizontal format as the sheet presented by Michelangelo as a gift to Tommaso de' Cavalieri. At present this sheet is attributed to Giulio Clovio, who made after the original drawing by Michelangelo.