Record number 06/5852
TitleFacsimiles Of Original Studies By Michael Angelo, In The University Galleries, Oxford. Etched By Joseph Fisher.
ImprintLondon:: Bell And Daldy, 186, Fleet Street., 1865.
Physical Description25, [1] p., 33, 23 pl. (one dble., one fold.); 255 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[Half-t., t.p.] - Introduction - Studies By Michael Angelo [description of plates]; [colophon] - [Plates].
Summary NoteMost of the drawings by Michelangelo in the Ashmolean Museum were given in 1845 and 1846, and had previously belonged to Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A.

The plates show drawings of human figures and heads; one shows a horse. One (series II, pl. 20) is a facsimile of Michelangelo's handwriting.
Responsibility NoteMost plates are signed as drawn by Michelangelo and engraved by J. Fisher. One is signed as engraved by W. Fisher (ser. I. pl. 22).

The text printer is named in the colophon: 'Chiswick Press: - Printed By Whittingham And Wilkins, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.'
SubjectDrawings - Italy - 16th century
Collections - Great Britain - Oxfordshire - Oxford - 19th century
Catalogues - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
Name as Subject Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475 - 1564
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
ReferencesC. Whistler, Michelangelo and Raphael drawings [Ashmolean Handbooks] (1990); D. Sutton, 'Oxford and the Lawrence collection of drawings', in Italian drawings from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford [exhibition catalogue] (1970), p. vii-xxxiii; J.C. Robinson, A critical account of the drawings by Michel Angelo and Raffaello in the University Galleries, Oxford (1870).

L. Østermark-Johansen, Sweetness and Strength: The Reception of Michelangelo in Late Victorian England (1998).
Binding Note19th-century quarter red morocco, red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Original Studies By Michael Angelo', 'London Bell & Daldy'. Binding repaired by Wessely in 1993.
Contributors Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475 - 1564, source artist
Fisher, Joseph, 1796 - 1890, engraver
Wessely, Anthony, fl. 1987 - ?, binder
Whittingham, Charles, the nephew, 1795 - 1876, printer
Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
Bell and Daldy. publisher
Chiswick Press (London). printer
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