64×98 mm, X6/7, 1995, op. # 53
owner (customer): Hermann Wiese
Michelangelo Buonarroti: fragment of fresco in Sistine chapel with the Roman St.Peter's basilica in background
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.