|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionFondation Martin Bodmer
Manuscript TitleMichelangelo, Sonnet and letter to the poet Vittoria Colonna, autograph
CaptionPaper · 1 p. · 21.5 x 28.7 cm · undated 
Manuscript SummaryMichelangelo (1475-1564) addressed this sonnet and his dedication to one of his closest friends, the poet Vittoria Colonna (1492-1547), marchesa of Pescara. Although the painter often was very sparing in his use of paper, for these few lines he used a large and beautiful in-folio sheet, folded and glued together (to add more thickness). Writing in a humanist script close to calligraphy, he showed particular care for the layout, using line spacing and indentations to reinforce the customary architecture of the sonetto. His tone is very respectful: Michelangelo greets not only a friend, but also a lady who is part of high society and who has given him a valuable gift. This gift, which was to take its beneficiary "in paradiso”, must have been a manuscript of the Sonetti spirituali of the poet (who in general was very discreet and only rarely showed her verses).
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Michelangelo-M-045-001 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-fmb-ms-Michelangelo-M-045-001)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/fmb-ms-Michelangelo-M-045-001/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteCologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, M-45.1: Michelangelo, Sonnet and letter to the poet Vittoria Colonna, autograph (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/fmb/ms-Michelangelo-M-045-001).
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