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Production People
Cherubino Alberti (Print made by)artist bio
Alberti, Cherubino
b Borgo San Sepolcro, 24 Feb 1553; d Rome, 18 Oct 1615

Michelangelo (After)artist bio
Michelangelo (Buonarroti) [Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni]
b Caprese, ?6 March 1475; d Rome, 18 Feb 1564
Title / Description
A Blessed Soul Lifted to Heaven, from the Studies of Figures from The Last Judgement
 
Date
1591
 
Technique
engraving
Material
paper
Dimensions
415 x 226 mm (sheet, trimmed close to platemark)
Inscriptions
Signed and dated: 'Cherub Albertus f'//Romae 1591', inscribed at top: 'PETIT AETHERA', in the tondo: 'ILL.MO. ET R.MO/D/ALEXANDRO/MEDICES/S.R.E CAR/AMPLISS', at the bottom: 'M ANG B PINXIT' and 'IN VATICANO', and 'Cum priuilegio summi Pontif.s'
WatermarkWatermark
visible, height: 76 mm, width: 40 mm
Provenance
Nikolaus Esterházy (Lugt 1966)
 
References
Bartsch XVII.75.68 info
Adam Bartsch, Le peintre-graveur, vols. 21, Vienna 1803-21

Bury 2001, no. 95 info
Michael Bury, The Print in Italy 1550-1620, exhibition catalogue, London, The British Museum 2001
 
Comment
The figure, one of the saved men, is taken in reverse from Michelangelo's Last Judgment. Alberti may have worked from an earlier drawing instead of the fresco itself. See also the anoymous print after Alberti's St John the Baptist, inv. no. 5854.
 
Inventory Number
5855
 
Classification
Prints: Italian: 16th century: Mounted I
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