Drawings of the Madonna and Child
by MICHELANGELO

During his long active life, Michelangelo drew several representations of the Madonna and Child, some of them the Madonna lactans type (in which the infant Jesus suckling at the Virgin Mary's breast). He had already used this motif in his youth in a relief he took it up again in the Madonna statue in the Medici Chapel as well as in various other drawings.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Virgin and Child (verso)
c. 1503
Pen and brown ink, 387 x 195 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

565*1100
True Color
109 Kb



Study of a Head Looking Upward (recto)
1504-07
Red chalk, 199 x 172 mm
Casa Buonarroti, Florence

604*700
True Color
50 Kb



St Anne with the Virgin and the Christ Child
c. 1505
Pen, 254 x 177 mm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

736*1080
True Color
154 Kb



Bust of the Virgin in Profile, the Child Reclining on a Cushion
1503-04
Pen and brown ink, 282 x 210 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

653*900
True Color
147 Kb



Madonna and Child
1522-25
Black and red chalk, pen and brown ink on brownish paper, 541 x 396 mm
Casa Buonarroti, Florence

802*1100
True Color
145 Kb



Madonna and Child with the Infant St John (recto)
1529-30
Red chalk, 290 x 204 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

644*900
True Color
100 Kb



The Holy Family with the Infant St John (verso)
1529-30
Red chalk, 290 x 204 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

636*900
True Color
96 Kb



Madonna and Child with the Infant St John
c. 1533
Black chalk, 314 x 200 mm
British Museum, London

583*900
True Color
97 Kb



The Holy Family with the Infant St John
1533-34
Black chalk over drawing in stylus, 317 x 191 mm
British Museum, London

555*900
True Color
88 Kb



Madonna and Child with the Infant St John (recto)
c. 1532
Black chalk, 317 x 210 mm
Royal Collection, Windsor

638*950
True Color
99 Kb



Head of a Woman (recto)
1540-43
Black chalk, 212 x 142 mm
Royal Collection, Windsor

492*700
True Color
34 Kb



Study for an Annunciation (recto)
1547
Black chalk on paper, 281 x 195 mm
British Museum, London

623*900
True Color
94 Kb



Study for an Annunciation (verso)
1547
Black chalk on paper, 281 x 195 mm
British Museum, London

900*624
True Color
70 Kb



Madonna and Child with St Anne (recto)
-
Pen and ink, 325 x 260 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

697*899
Grayscale
106 Kb




Summary of works by Michelangelo
Sculptures | Paintings | Sistine Chapel | Drawings | Architecture
Drawings
Early drawings | Studies for the Battle of Cascina | Studies for sculptures
Studies for the Sistine Chapel | Studies for the Medici tombs
Studies for Madonna and Child | Studies for Crucifixion scenes
Gifts to Cavalieri | Drafts for other painters | Various drawings