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

Studies of a Male Torso and Left Leg (verso)

1519-21
Black chalk, traced with a stylus, 404 x 260 mm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem

On the verso of this sheet Michelangelo drew studies at a later date than on the recto. The studies of a male torso and a bent leg can be connected with the artist's Victory group in the Palazzo Vecchio.

The black chalk drawing on the recto is a study for the soldier holding a lance and running into the scene at the right edge of the cartoon for the Battle of Cascina.




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