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Duppa, Richard, 1770–1831

A selection of twelve heads from the Last judgment of Michael Angelo.

Additional Title(s):

Heads from Micheal Angelo

London : Published ... by R. Duppa, Jermyn Street, St. James's, and G.G. & J. Robinson, Pater-noster Row, MDCCCI [1801]
Physical Description:
[2], ii, 9, [1] pages, [15] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 66 x 50 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2017 5
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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With an engraved title page and a frontispiece portrait of Michaelangelo, the latter engraved by Bartolozzi after H. Howard, from the original bust by Bartolomeo Ammannati.
All 12 heads are signed "Michel-Angelo pinxit. R. Duppa direxit et delineavit Roma 1797." Three are captioned: [head 1] Charon ... ; [4] Monsignore Biagio Martinelli ... ; [10] Ascending from the grave.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary red quarter roan and marbled boards. Armorial bookplate of Jonathan Pytts.
Includes 12 life-size heads directly copied by Richard Duppa from Michelangelo's fresco of the Last judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. The heads are preceded by a plate reproducing the entirety of the Last judgment, etched by Francesco Bartolozzi. The letterpress text describes the individual heads and their context within Michelangelo's fresco.
Subject Terms:
Cappella Sistina (Vatican Palace, Vatican City)
Head in art.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564. Last Judgment.
Pytts, Jonathan -- Bookplate.
Etchings -- 1801.
Stipple engravings -- 1801.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Ammannati, Bartolomeo, 1511-1592.
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, engraver.
G. G. and J. Robinson (Paternoster Row, London, England), publisher.

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