"Joannides offers an elegant, detailed, and throughly researched catalogue of these works, one that scrupulously takes into account previous such efforts, adding to them...while paving new ground in the discussion of copies of lost drawings...The volume is extremely manageable and clearly organized and written...An important contribution to Michelangelo scholarship that illuminates a key collection of sketches."
Duke Pesta, Renaissance Quarterly
This volume comprises the fullest and most detailed catalogue of the drawings by and after Michelangelo in the Ashmolean Museum. It is one of the most important collections of drawings by this artist, which also includes drawings after his own by contemporaries that shed light on lost works as well as the artist's reputation and influence during the sixteenth century. The introduction provides a history of Michelangelo's drawings generally and also surveys the various types of drawing practiced by Michelangelo and an account of his development as a draughtsman.