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    Sale 7605

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    8 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 6

    Attributed to Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (Florence 1484-1546 Terni)

    Study of an ornamented chapel with a central tomb

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    Attributed to Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (Florence 1484-1546 Terni)
    Study of an ornamented chapel with a central tomb
    with inscription 'Michel ange' (verso)
    pen and brown ink, pen and black ink framing lines
    5¾ x 5 1/8 in. (148 x 131 mm.)


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    The previous attribution of this funeral monument design to Michelangelo (1475-1564), given by the old inscription on its verso, shows the influence that Michelangelo's works had on the author of this sheet. In particular the two statues lying on the entablature above the chapel are reminiscent of Michelangelo's tombs in the Medici Chapel.
    Relationships between Michelangelo and Sangallo had not been good. When Paul III became Pope in 1536, he appointed Antonio as papal architect; for him Antonio continued the papal apartments in Castel Sant'Angelo, and worked to restore and strengthen the entire defensive system for the walls of Rome. Some of his projects never saw completion because of disagreements with Michelangelo who had become the Pope's military consultant in 1545.

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    Provenance

    A unidentified collector's mark J.S (not in Lugt).