7F Studies for the head of Leda

Michelangelo1530 circa

Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti
Firenze, Italy

The drawing is unanimously recognized as one of the finest and most important of Michelangelo’s entire graphic production. The bowed head, portrayed in profile, is reminiscent of the pose of the figure of Night in the New Sacristy, and displays a splendid sureness of touch made vibrant by the obvious fact that it was drawn from life. Scholars are in agreement in referring the drawing to the Leda, the lost painting commissioned by Alfonso d’Este, duke of Ferrara.


Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps