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Michelangelo's fresco for the Sistine Chapel (1536-41) was widely copied. The small oval at the top of this print by Gaultier contains a portrait of Michelangelo. Catalogue raisonne: Le Blanc 18 (first state of two before Mariette's address) Inscription: Recto, in plate, "leonardus gaultier fecit" at l.l.; Verso, Caironi's stamp (Lugt 426) at l.l. Provenance: Hill-Stone Inc., New York; Agostino Caironi, Milan