Cardinal Pietro Bembo
Titian - circa 1540
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Bembo was a lifelong friend of the artist and was one of the most gifted diplomats and enlightened humanists of his day. In 1539 he was made a cardinal by Pope Paul III and is here shown in he scarlet biretta and cape of his office. Titian's genius has captured Bembo's high rank and his individual personality. His alert expression, emphasized by the sharp features and piercing gaze, accords perfectly with his rhetorical gesture.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1540
Artist age:Approximately 52 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 94.5 cm (37.2 in.), Width: 76.5 cm (30.12 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 16 November 2008.
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