(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and St John (recto)1555-64
Black chalk, traces of red chalk, 405 x 218 mm
Royal Collection, Windsor
This Crucifixion is part of a series of large-format drawings on the subject that are stylistically related and were probably created in close succession during Michelangelo's last creative period. They share in common - among other features - the arrangement on parallel pictorial planes of the figures, whose bodies are enclosed in a block-like manner and strictly separated from one another.
On the verso of the sheet a sketch of a left leg in frontal view can be found.