The Drawings of the Florentine Painters

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Inventory Number
2.F
Title (1961)
Busto di Cleopatra. Secondo me, di "Andrea di Michelangelo"
Title (1938)
Bust of Cleopatra, by "Andrea di Michelangelo"
Artist Attribution
Michelangelo (By)
Artist Attribution (1961)
Michelangelo (School of)
Technique
black chalk
Location
Casa Buonarroti (Florence)

Data Sources
Villa I Tatti 0001655-Berenson
ULAN Michelangelo 
VIAF Casa Buonarroti 
Geonames Florence 


1961 Edition

Title
Busto di Cleopatra. Secondo me, di "Andrea di Michelangelo"
Artist Attribution
Michelangelo (School of)
Berenson Cat. No.
1655
Notes
Same as 1938, in Italian

1938 Edition

Title
Bust of Cleopatra, by "Andrea di Michelangelo"
Artist Attribution
Michelangelo (By)
Berenson Cat. No.
1655
Notes
Note: The only Cleopatra mentioned as having been drawing by Michelangelo is the one which Vasari tells us in the "Life of Properzia de' Rossi", was given by Tommaso Cavalieri to Duke Cosimo. This Cleopatra, which in every probability was in the style of the other designs for Cavalieri may have been the model for the present sketch.

1903 Edition

Title
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Artist Attribution
Michelangelo (By)
Berenson Cat. No.
1655
Notes
Note: It may be objected that as it is known that Michelangelo drew a Cleopatra this may be the one. But the only Cleopatra mentioned is the one of which Vasari tells us in the “Life of Properzia de' Rossi” that it was given by Tommaso Cavalieri do Duke Cosimo. This Cleopatra, then, was in every probability drawn in the style of the other designs for Cavalieri, and not, like the one before us, in a style of twenty years earlier.