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Design for the Tomb of Pope Julius II della Rovere

Design for the Tomb of Pope Julius II della Rovere

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, Caprese 1475–1564 Rome)

Date:
1505–6
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over stylus ruling and leadpoint
Dimensions:
20-1/16 x 12-9/16 in. (51 x 31.9 cm)
Classification:
(not assigned)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.93.1
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Watermark (close to Briquet 6303); Watermark: Jane Roberts, A Dictionary of Michelangelo Watermarks, Milan, 1988, classification: arrows A, 17.

  • Provenance

    Hans M. Calmann

  • Exhibition History

    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.. "Michelangelo Draftsman (Washington, D.C.)".

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," October 6, 1997–January 4, 1998.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 12, 2010–July 11, 2010.

    Graphische Sammlung Albertina. "Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius (Vienna)," October 7, 2010–January 9, 2011.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    [Not in Dussler]; Tolnay, IV, 1980, no. 489r; Bean and Turcic 1982, no. 132 (Michelangelo?)

  • References

    Alessandro Nova, Golo Maurer , eds. Michelangelo e il linguaggio dei disegni di architettura Atti del convegno (30 Jan. - 1 Feb., 2009), Kunsthistorisches Institut and Casa Buonarroti, Florence. Venice, 2012, (discussed and illustrated in the essays by Golo Maurer, Caroline Elam, Vitale Zanchettin, and Christoph Luipold Frommel), 34, 86, 102, ill.

    Charles De Tolnay Corpus dei Disegni di Michelangelo. 4 vols., Novara, 1975-1980, cat. no. 489 r, fig. no. 489 r, p. 27 (vol. 4), ill.

    Michael Hirst "A Project of Michelangelo's for the Tomb of Julius II." in Master Drawings. vol. 14, no. 4, 1976, cat. no. pls. 1-4, fig. no. 5, pp. 375 - 382.

    Paul Joannides "Ch. de Tolnay, Corpus dei Disegni di Michelangelo." Art Bulletin. vol. 63, no. 4, 1981, p. 680.

    Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic 15th and 16th Century Italian Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982, cat. no. 132, fig. no. 132, pp. 140-41, ill.

    Jane Roberts A Dictionary of Michelangelo's Watermarks. Milan, 1988, pp. 17, 29 +.

    Michael Hirst Michelangelo Draftsman. Exh. cat., Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art (Oct. 9 - Dec. 11, 1988), organized in association with the Casa Buonarroti, Florence and the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, and Olivetti. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., 1988, cat. no. 9, fig. no. 9, pp. 26-28, ill.

    Michael Hirst Michelangelo and His Drawings.. Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1988, cat. no. 173, pp. 14, 82.

    Paul Joannides "La Chronologie du tombeau de Jules II à propos d'un dessin de Michel-Ange decouvert." Revue du Louvre. May 2, 1991, pp. 33-42.

    William M. Griswold, Linda Wolk-Simon Sixteenth Century Italian Drawings in New York Collections. Exh. cat.: January 11 - March 27, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, cat. no. 18, fig. no. pp. 158-59, pp. 21-24, ill.

    Claudia Echinger-Maurach "Ein Entwurf Michelangelos für den Tondo Pitti und seine Beziehungen zu Leonardo da Vinci, zu antiken Werken und zu Raffael." in Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. vol. 42, nos. 2-3, Florence, 1998, fig. no. 19, pp. 294-96, ill.

    Cristina Acidini Luchinat, James David Draper, Katherine Weil-Garris Brandt, Nicholas Penny Giovinezza di Michelangelo. Exh. cat.,Palazzo Vecchio and Casa Buonarroti, Florence. Florence, 1999, (entry by Claudia Echinger-Maurach), cat. no. 11, pp. 216 - 217, ill.

    Claudia Echinger-Maurach "Zwischen Quattrocento und Barock: Michelangelos Entwurf für das Juliusgrabmal in New York" in Praemium Virtutis: Grabmonumente und Begräbniszermoniell im Zeichen des Humanismus. Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme, vol. 2, no. 9, Munster, 2002, fig. no. fig. 2, p. 263, pp. 257-277, ill.

    Paul Joannides, Veronique Goarin, Catherine Scheck, Musée d'Orsay, Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques Michel-Ange, Eleves et Copistes. Réunion des musées nationaux, Departement Des Arts Graphiques, Inventaire General Des Dessins Italiens, no. 6, 2003, pp. 128, 137-38, 164, 226, 375, pp. 75, 97, 102.

    Cristina Acidini-Luchinat Michelangelo scultore. Milan, 2005, pp. 108, 146, n. 8.

    Carmen C. Bambach "Tuscan Drawings of the Quattrocento and Cinquecento in the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1998-2005." in Invisibile agli occhi: Atti della giornata di studio in ricordo di Lisa Venturini. Edited by Nicoletta Baldini, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence, 2007, pp. 82, 91-92 n.

    Claudia Echinger-Maurach La sepoltura di Giulio II dai primi progetti alla realizzazione in Michelangelo Architetto a Roma, exh. cat. ed. by Mauro Mussolin and Clara Altavista. Rome, Musei Capitolini (Oct. 6, 2009- Feb. 7, 2010). Cinisello Balsamo - Milan, 2009, fig. no. 3, 103, ill.

    Claudia Echinger-Maurach Michelangelos Grabmal für Papst Julius II. mit Aufnahmen von Andrea Jemolo. Himer Verlag, Munich, 2009, fig. no. 6, 13-15, ill.

    David Franklin From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome. Ex. cat., The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Ottawa, 2009, (entry by Carmen C. Bambach), cat. no. 1, pp. 66-69, ill.

    Cristina Acidini-Luchinat Michelangelo Sculptor. Milan, 2010, 108, 146, n. 8.

    Christoph Luitpold Frommel La scultura funeraria a Roma fra Andrea Bregno e Michelangelo in La Forma del Rinascimento: Donatello, Andrea Bregno, Michelangelo e la scultura a Roma nel Quattrocento, exh. cat. ed. by Claudio Crescentini and Claudio Strinati. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo di Venezia, Rome, 16 giugno - 5 settembre 2012. Rome, 2010, fig. no. 10, 89-90, 93, ill.

    Achim Gnann Michelangelo: The Drawings of a Genius. Ex. cat. Graphische Sammlung Albertina, 2010, cat. no. 45, pp. 163-67, ill.



  • See also
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