List of illustrations

  • Two Wrestlers
  • Codex Saluzziano 148
  • A male nude with proportions indicated, recto
  • Five studies of a single figure for a henchman of a Flagellation of Christ
  • Study of a nude man seen from front, side, and back
  • Hercules and Antaeus
  • Manly cloaked figure seen from the back and sketches of various machines
  • Studies for the Virgin and Child with St Anne and the infant Baptist
  • Neptune
  • Study for the Resurrection of Christ
  • Studies of an infant
  • A rearing horse
  • Three studies of the Christ Child with a cat
  • Studies of an infant
  • Studies for an infant Christ
  • Studies of men in action
  • Studies for ignudi
  • Studies of slaves for the tomb of Julius II
  • Anatomical study
  • The muscles of the shoulder, arm and neck, verso
  • Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs
  • Battle of the Centaurs
  • Battle of the Centaurs
  • Battle of the Centaurs
  • Battle of Cascina
  • Battle of Anghiari
  • Battle of Anghiari
  • Battle of Anghiari
  • Two studies of a standing man with one leg raised, and a battle-scene
  • A study of a seated nude man for the Battle of Cascina
  • Battle of Cascina
  • Ignudo, figure to the upper left of the Libyan sibyl
  • Ignudo, figure to the upper right of the Cumean sibyl
  • Ignudo, figure to the upper right of the prophet Jeremiah
  • Ignudo, figure to the upper right of the prophet Isaiah
  • The punishment of Tityus
  • The Risen Christ
  • Overall View of the Sistine Chapel
  • View of the First Three Panels
  • Pair of ignudi above the prophet Joel
  • Pair of bronze figures and putti
  • Cantoria for Santa Maria del Fiore
  • St. Philip Banishes the Dragon
  • Libyan sibyl and ignudo
  • Figure holding up the prophet Daniel's book, detail
  • Haman (in pendentive), detail
  • Adam and ignudo, detail
  • Figure study for an Ignudo in the Sistine Chapel
  • Nude Image of a Seated Young Man and Two Studies of Arms
  • Study for the Nude Youth over the Prophet Daniel
  • Ignudi studies
  • Ignudo to the upper left of Joel
  • Ignudo, figure to the upper right of the prophet Jeremiah
  • Ignudi studies, detail
  • Studies of nude men, one kneeling, three seated in profile to right
  • Studies of slaves for the tomb of Julius II
  • A nude figure seated to front
  • A nude man, half-length, the body slightly twisted
  • Studies of a male torso
  • Ignudo study
  • Laocoön
  • Doric entablature and capital from a tomb on the Via Nomentana
  • Copy after the Codex Corner
  • Arm study, copy after Saint Peter in the Tribute Money by Masaccio
  • Capitals, smaller studies and handwriting
  • Study for figures
  • Bracket Supporting Marine Creatures Sustaining a Tablet (Grottesche)
  • Codex Coner: Cornice, apse of S. Maria in Dominica
  • Codex Barberini
  • Details of classical architecture: architraves, entablatures and columns
  • Codex Barberini
  • Codex Coner: Cornice, Colosseum
  • Codex Barberini
  • Copy after the Codex Corner
  • Studies of heads in profile
  • Codex Coner: Pilaster capital, Quirinal Hill
  • Details of classical architecture: ten Doric capitals of which three in profile
  • Studies of bases and stair for the Laurentian Library
  • Codex Coner: Doric entablature & capital of the Theatre of Marccllus
  • Details of classical architecture: Doric order from the Theatre of Marcellus, capital and entablature
  • Codex Coner: Perspective of the Arch of Constantine
  • Copy after the Codex Corner, detail
  • Codex Coner: Base, possibly in the Frigidarium, Baths of Caracalla
  • Copy after the Codex Coner, detail
  • Copy after the Codex Coner, detail
  • Template for base of unexecuted Magnifici Tomb
  • Studies of a base ad capitals or the Laurentian Library
  • Codex Coner: Base, Church of S. Trinità dei Monte
  • Sheet of mixed studies
  • Splayed Window from the Template of Vesta at Tivoli, Codex Coner
  • Splayed Window copied from the Codex Coner, detail
  • Design for the second-level window of the Medici Chapel
  • Codex Coner: Keystone of the Arch of Septimius Severus, seen in profile
  • Keystone copied from the Codex Coner, detail
  • Studies for an elaborate wall composition (for the vestibule of the Biblioteca Laurenziana, Florence), detail
  • A scheme for the decoration of the vault of the Sistine Chapel; studies of arms and hands
  • Brackets for the Laurentian Library, detail
  • Studies of bases for the Medici Chapel
  • Codex Coner: Base, Casa di S. Croce
  • Copies of ornamental bases
  • Sheet of ornamental bases, detail
  • Studies of bases for the Medici Chapel, detail
  • Codex Ashburnham 361
  • Study of a caryatid
  • Studies of bases for the Medici chapel
  • Niche of Saint Louis
  • Studies for the cornice of the Laurentian Library
  • Details of classical architecture: Doric order from the Theatre of Marcellus, capital and entablature
  • Cornice studies
  • Cornice studies
  • Cornice and base studies
  • Diagram of column
  • Diagram of base, pen and ink on parchment
  • Study of four figures
  • Torso of a statue of Venus, seen from the front
  • Study of Venus
  • Torso of a statue of Venus, seen from behind
  • Study of Venus
  • Two studies of a male torso in profile to right
  • The Belvedere Torso
  • Study of the cornice of the Arch of Titus
  • Interior study
  • Study of Temple of Anxor at Terracina
  • Pulvinated Iconic frieze of the Villa Madama
  • Old Sacristy
  • Tomb of Julius II
  • Design for the Tomb of Pope Julius II della Rovere
  • Tomb of Cardinal Girolamo Basso della Rovere
  • Piccolomini Altar
  • Altarpiece design
  • Altarpiece design
  • Project for the facade of a building in the form of a triumphal arch for Julius II
  • Design for an altar with an arch framing a ciborium
  • Design for a monument in the form of a covered bowl
  • Relief of the Annunciation, Cavalcanti altarpiece
  • Barrel vault of Santo Spirito
  • Vault of small chamber adjoining Carafa Chapel
  • View of the altar wall in the Strozzi Chapel
  • A scheme for the decoration of the vault of the Sistine Chapel; studies of arms and hands
  • Scheme for the Decoration of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Detail of fictive architecture of the Sistine Ceiling
  • Detail of one bay showing fictive architecture with pointed arches, Sistine Ceiling
  • Jonah, Sistine Ceiling, detail
  • Ignudo, Sistine Ceiling, detail
  • Relief of winged victories, Arch of Septimius Severus
  • Bronze nudes and baby herms and caryatids, detail
  • Caryatids below scene of the Liberation of St. Peter
  • The Throne of the Delphic sibyl, Sistine Ceiling, detail
  • Tomb of Sixtus IV
  • Copy of the design for the tomb of Julius II by Michelangelo
  • Sketch for the tomb of Pope Julius II, detail of lower half
  • Sketch for the tomb of Pope Julius II, Detail from upper right corner
  • Prophet Daniel, Sistine Ceiling, detail
  • Design for the Marchese Federico Gonzaga
  • Calumny of Apelles
  • The Story of Lucretia
  • Unfinished facade of San Lorenzo
  • Chapel of Leo X
  • Study of facade for San Lorenzo
  • Study for facade of San Lorenzo
  • Study for facade of San Lorenzo
  • Project for the facade of San Lorenzo
  • Project for the facade of San Lorenzo
  • Wooden model of a facade for San Lorenzo
  • Finished study for facade of San Lorenzo
  • Project for the facade of San Lorenzo in Florence with bas-reliefs and statues
  • Project for the facade of San Lorenzo
  • Study for facade of San Lorenzo
  • Project for the facade of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence with the cardinal's coat of arms
  • Project for the facade of San Lorenzo in Florence with two lateral bell towers
  • Design of one bay of the facade for San Lorenzo
  • Window design for Palazzo Medici
  • Plan of Medici Chapel
  • Plan of San Lorenzo complex
  • Medici Chapel, side view
  • Medici Chapel, view of the west facade
  • Medici Chapel, section
  • Medici Chapel, axonometric drawing
  • Medici Chapel, view towards altar and tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
  • Medici Chapel, View towards altar and tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici
  • Medici Chapel, view towards altar
  • Tomb of Giuliano de'Medici, Medici Chapel
  • Tomb of Giuliano de'Medici, Medici Chapel
  • Medici Chapel, detail of marble tomb architecture
  • Medici Chapel, upper level with splayed windows
  • Plan of Medici Chapel
  • Medici Chapel tomb design
  • Medici Chapel tomb design
  • Medici Chapel tomb design
  • Medici Chapel tomb design
  • The Medici tombs in the New Sacristy: studies for a double and a single tomb
  • The Medici tombs in the New Sacristy: a study for a double tomb with figures; a separate figure for a sarcophagus
  • Cortile del Belvedere
  • The Medici tombs in the New Sacristy: a study for one of the Ducal wall-tombs
  • Elevation of the lower story of the Julius monument; an annotation in Michelangelo's hand; the drawing and measurements of a marble block
  • Design for a Candlestick
  • Altar with candelabra, Medici Chapel
  • Design for a Candlestick, detail
  • Capital with grotesque head from the Cavalcanti altarpiece, detail
  • Medici Chapel, cappelletta
  • Medici Chapel, cappelletta
  • Medici Chapel, frieze, detail
  • Study for the scultpure "Day"on the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
  • Probably study for the sculpture "Day" on the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
  • Medici Chapel, tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici
  • Marble tomb architecture, detail
  • Blind windows, Medici Chapel
  • Design for Magnifici Tomb
  • Design for the tomb of Giuliano de' Medici
  • Interior view of stucco decoration
  • Facade of a building near S. Pietro
  • Vestibule, Laurentian Library
  • Reading room, Laurentian Library
  • Palazzo Bartolini-Salimbeni
  • Tempietto
  • Villa Madama
  • Plazzo Stati-Maccarani
  • Section of the Laurentian Library
  • Laurentian Library Plan
  • Plan of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican
  • Studies for a monumental wall tomb
  • Study for Magnifici Tomb
  • Study for papal tombs
  • Study for papal tombs, detail
  • Figure of Victory
  • Laocöon, detail
  • Study for papal tombs
  • Sketch of Laurentian Library vestibule
  • Sketched plan
  • Study of tomb on the Via Appia, Codex Barberini
  • Wall study for the Laurentian Library
  • Wall study for the Laurentian Library
  • Medici Chapel, Corner view
  • Laurentian Library, vestibule wall, detail
  • Studies for the vestibule stairs
  • Studies of bases and stair for the Laurentian Library
  • Template for Laurentian Library, door
  • Cornice template
  • Profiles of the base of the pillars of San Pietro in Rome
  • Laurentian Library, profiles of vestibule details as executed
  • Portal study
  • Study for a window for the Laurentian Library
  • Window and tabernacle studies
  • Door study
  • Laurentian Library, vestibule, upper level
  • Laurentian Library vestibule, one bay, detail
  • Studies for an elaborate wall composition (for the vestibule of the Biblioteca Laurenziana, Florence); indecipherable lines in black chalk
  • Kneeling window
  • Bracket, Kneeling window, detail
  • Laurentian Library vestibule
  • Modello of a door
  • Laurentian Library, door of reading room, viewed from the side
  • Window study for Palazzo Farnese, Rome
  • Sketch for the Laurentian Library, rare books room
  • Study for the Laurentian Library, rare books room
  • Fortification study
  • Laurentian Library, vestibule stairway, side view
  • Laurentian Library, view of stairway from the reading room
  • Laurentian Library, view of stairway from the center
  • Studies for a wall composition: profiles of the bases of plinths and columns (for the vestibule of the Biblioteca Laurenziana, Florence); three heads, one in profile to left, an index finger, legs
  • Sketch of reading-room desks
  • Laurentian Library, reading-room desks
  • Gondi Chapel
  • Gondi Chapel, view of side wall
  • Gondi Chapel, detail of scroll on side benches
  • Santo Spirito, vestibule
  • Santo Spirito, Octagonal Sacristy
  • Laurentian Library, detail of brackets
  • Laurentian Library, vestibule, detail of window frame
  • Crypta Balbi, Codex Barberini, detail
  • Laurentian Library, reading room, Doric order and frieze, detail
  • Laurentian Library, reading-room wall, angle view
  • Laurentian Library, reading-room wall
  • Laurentian Library, vestibule, capitals, detail
  • Laurentian Library, vestibule, engraving of capitals and base
  • The Fall of Phaeton
  • Studies for the Last Judgement: groups of falling figures and studies for individuals
  • San Giovanni dei Fiorentini
  • San Giovanni dei Fiorentini
  • Study for the Porta Pia
  • Laurentian Library, detail of brackets
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