Study of Ignudo in Sistine Chapel, Rome (recto); Paraphrase of the Ignudo Seated to Upper Right of Prophet Jeremiah in Chapel, Rome (verso)

A work made of pen and brown ink (recto and verso) on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and brown ink (recto and verso) on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1800

Artist:

Henry Fuseli (Swiss, active in England, 1741-1825)
after Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475-1564)

About this artwork

Fuseli lived in Rome from 1770 to 1778. It was there that Michelangelo became his great hero and role model, and where Fuseli developed his own Michelangelesque style of drawing. Although this rapid sketch—a study of one of the male nudes (Ignudi) by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel—was probably made well after he had returned to England, Michelangelo’s art informed Fuseli’s work throughout his life.

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Artist

Henry Fuseli

Title

Study of Ignudo in Sistine Chapel, Rome (recto); Paraphrase of the Ignudo Seated to Upper Right of Prophet Jeremiah in Chapel, Rome (verso)

Origin

England

Date

1795–1805

Medium

Pen and brown ink (recto and verso) on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

200 × 158 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf

Reference Number

1966.537

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