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3 November 1534 – Rome

Pope Paul III, accompanied by 10 cardinals, visits Michelangelo’s house on Via Marcel de Corvi. He wants to see the draft made by Michelangelo before painting begins. Michelangelo shows him the bozzetto. The Pope is enthusiastic about the composition and approves the commission given by his predecessor “to transfer it, as it is, to the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel”.
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