Bildnis eines Edelmannes
Tizian (Tiziano Vecellio) (und Werkstatt) (1485-1576)

Bildnis eines Edelmannes,

1542
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
139,5 x 117,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal V
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 1085
Acquisition
Aus der Sammlung des Königshauses
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Tizian (Tiziano Vecellio)(und Werkstatt), Bildnis eines Edelmannes, 1542, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/0vxonO342V (Last updated on 09.08.2022)
Titian painted this figure with his serious, noble expression, as a knee-length portrait—an especially dignified format. The fur, the heavy gold chain, the red cross of the Order of Santiago, the sword and the baton demonstrate status and political prominence. It may possibly be Pedro Álvarez de Toledo who was the Spanish Viceroy of Naples from 1532 until 1553. Due to the discrepancy between the age given on the picture and the date favoured by research the identification of the figure, however, remains contentious.

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