A drawing attributed to the sculptor, painter and architect Miguel Ángel Buonarrotiwhich consists of a simple square drawn on a piece of yellowed paperbe Auctioned in NY, USAby the house of Goal attempts Christie’swhich plans to sell it in April for US$10,000.
The house’s experts were examining a drawing by another sculptor and painter of the Renaissance for an auction of a collection when they discovered a “drawing and a letter” handwritten, he explained to the AFP news agency Stijn Alsteensinternational head of the department of master drawings of Christie’s.
Cosimo Buonarrotilast direct descendant of Miguel Angelsays in a letter dated November 3, 1836 that he gives “the attached sketch” from his “illustrious ancestor Michelangelo” to their friend John Browningfuture British governor of Hong Kongwhose signature appears at the bottom of the sheet of paper.
Christie’s I had already sold those objects in London in 1986 and the catalog reported the presence of the simple drawing, “probably by the hand of Michelangelo”.
The drawing is on display starting this Friday at the auction house’s New York headquarters, as part of its sales dedicated to old masters that begin next week.
Painter, sculptor and architect, Miguel Angel (1475-1564) is the author of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and according, Alsteensmade these little “diagrams” to indicate the type of marble block he needed for his sculptures.
Although it does not have the artist’s signature, Christie’s assures that it is a “Michelangelo 100%”.