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

Studies of Arms and Hands (recto)

c. 1513
Red chalk, pen and brown ink, 284 x 207 mm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

These drawings and the anatomical studies on the verso of the sheet are evidence of Michelangelo's interest in human anatomy. These studies are related to the Dying Slave, a statue intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II.




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