$30m Michelangelo drawing coming up at Christie's

April 7 2022

Image of $30m Michelangelo drawing coming up at Christie's

Picture: Christie's

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

It has been announced that Christie's Paris will be offering a drawing by Michelangelo in their upcoming May sale. The figure is based on the shivering man depicted in Masaccio’s Baptism of the Neophytes fresco at Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence. It was last sold in Paris over one hundred years ago where it was catalogued as 'School of Michelangelo'. The work on paper, one of the few by the artist left in private hands, has since been upgraded by scholars.

The drawing will be offered up for sale on 18th May 2022 carrying an estimate within the region of $30m.

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