British Library - Michelangelo Male Nude Framed Print, 66 x 46cm, Brown


British Library - Michelangelo Male Nude Framed Print, 66 x 46cm, Brown

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Product code: 77722204

A reproduction art print of the British Museum's 1503-1504 drawing of a male nude by Michelangelo. This print is presented mounted and glazed in a slim antique champagne frame.

The figure in pen and ink is generally considered to be a study for the 'Battle of Cascina' cartoon although it does not occur in the best-known copy of this lost work, Bastiano da Sangallo's grisaille painting at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. The pose is a free adaptation of the antique sculpture known as the 'Apollo Belvedere', the classical poise of the marble replaced by an unstable sense of motion. During Michelangelo's first period in Rome, 1496-1501, the sculpture was in the gardens of San Pietro in Vincoli, the seat of Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, subsequently being installed in the new Cortile del Belvedere after Giuliano's election as Pope Julius II in 1503.

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and gives access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. The collection of over 170 million items includes artefacts from every age of written civilisation. The library keeps the nation’s archive of printed and digital publications, adding around three million new items to the collection every year. As well as books, the London and Yorkshire sites have everything from newspapers to sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts.

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Product specification
Artist or Illustrator
British Library
Care instructions
Wipe clean with a dry cloth. Do not use detergent.
Country of Origin
H66 x W46 x D2.5cm
Made in the UK
Extruded plastic frame, MDF backboard, paper print, glass, mount
Medium (Up to 70cm x 70cm)
Figurative, Museum Art
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