Portrait of Ranuccio Farnese
Titian - 1542
524 x 650 • 77 KB
Only twelve years of age, Ranuccio already possesses the grave bearing of an adult. His grandfather Alessandro Farnese, who in 1534 became Pope Paul III, sent the boy to Venice in 1542 to be prior of a property belonging to the Knights of Malta. Hence Ranuccio is represented with the white cross of Malta on his robe. This portrait is important in Titian's career for it marks the beginning of the artist's long association with the Farnese family and especially with Pope Paul III.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1542
Artist age:Approximately 54 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 90 cm (35.43 in.), Width: 74 cm (29.13 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 06 November 2008.
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