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

Virgin and Child (verso)

c. 1503
Pen and brown ink, 387 x 195 mm
Graphische Sammlung Albertina, Vienna

On the verso of the sheet depicting a Standing Male Nude, Seen from the Rear, Michelangelo drew in rapid lines the Virgin Mary and Child in a posture he later also employed for the Medici Madonna in the new Sacristy of San Lorenzo.