'Andrea Quaratesi' (portrait by Michelangelo, circa 1528-32)
Andrea (pronounced ON-DREY) was the son of a prominent banking family in Florence, Italy. This portrait was approximately completed within the same year of the artist meeting Tommaso dé Cavalieri in Rome, Italy
[see "The Passions of Michelangelo"].
Andrea’s recorded birth year is 1512, making him between 16 and 21 years old when this portrait was made.
Read on for a in-depth, emotive perspective on the possible inspiration for Michelangelo creating this delicate, black chalk portrait:
Great Works: Portrait of Andrea Quaratesi, c. 1528-1532