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Seated Nude Youth  1648

by Jan de Bisschop

This is the central figure in a rather enigmatic composition by Michelangelo that since the 16th century has been known as Il Sogno, the dream. Various versions of Michelangelo’s drawing exist, not all of them by the master himself. That De Bisschop had reservations about the version he was copying is evidenced by the inscription on the etching (adjacent) that he later mad...
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