(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)

Seven Studies of a Raised Arm with Shoulder Joint

c. 1504
Pen and brown ink, black chalk, 226 x 315 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

The present sheet of various arm studies demonstrates the great attention Michelangelo paid to the anatomically precise depiction of the individual limbs of the figures in the Battle of Cascina.