The Last Judgement by Michelangelo

This is a copy of earliest known stage in design of Michelangelo's Last Judgement for the Sistine Chapel.

Details

Medium:
Pen over black chalk
Dimensions:
56 x 42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£600 ( Total: £600)
Acquired in:
1975
Vendor:
Alister Mathews

Thus provides evidence about a hitherto controversial issue - the size of the altarpiece by Perugino that Michelangelo first intended to retain, together with new information about the iconography. Perhaps by Lombard. Drawing with double arched top. On the verso, other studies for decorative schemes & figure groups in pen, black and red chalk.

Provenance

Sir Peter Lely; Victor Koch; Mrs Flora Koch.

Venue details

The Courtauld Gallery Somerset House, Strand, LONDON London WC2R 0RN 020 7848 2526 www.courtauld.ac.uk/gallery

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

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Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm)
24 Dec, 10am – 4pm
Closed 25 and 26 Dec

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