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Carlos V
Carrara marble. Ca. 1553
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Carlos V
Carrara marble. Ca. 1553
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

This larger than life-size statue represents the Emperor (1500-1558) on foot, with half-armor and a baton. The Golden Fleece hanging on his chest, the sword in his right hand and the robes he gathers with his left, complete the symbols of his royal authority. The base of this sculpture bears a helmet with fantastic motives on which the Emperor rests his leg, behind the imperial eagle. This image i

The Empress Isabel
Carrara marble. 1550 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
The Empress Isabel
Carrara marble. 1550 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

The bust of Isabel of Portugal (1503-1539) is represented in profile in a profusely sculpted frame, just like the relief carving of Emperor Carlos V (E00291) that is paired with this one. Beginning with the image of the Empress appearing on medals he, himself, has crafted at an earlier date, Leoni represents her with the same clothing and jewels. These are repeated in various of his works and cons

Empress Isabel
Bronze. 1550 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Empress Isabel
Bronze. 1550 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

The Empress (1503-1539) wears a luxurious ornamental skirt with grutesco decorations in fashion during the fifteen thirties. Carlos V commissioned Leone Leoni to make this statue along with other portraits of the Hapsburgs. It was carried out years after Isabel´s death, and the artist based it on certain portraits by Titian (P415, for example). Stylistically, it is inspired by the statue of Margar

Emperor Carlos V
Carrara marble. 1550 - 1555
Leoni, Leone
Emperor Carlos V
Carrara marble. 1550 - 1555
Leoni, Leone

The bust of Carlos V (1500-1558) appears in profile in low relief, set in a richly sculpted frame. He wears the Golden Fleece and Sash. His armor represents Christ with the Cross, alluding to the consideration of Carlos V as a “Christian Knight.” In the frame, a male and female figure, both ending in inverted pyramidal pedestals, flank the bust. The upper part of the curved pediment is topped by a

Felipe II
Bronze. 1551
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Felipe II
Bronze. 1551
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

The son of Emperor Carlos V and Empress Isabel of Portugal, Felipe II was born in Valladolid in 1527. In October, 1555 he was named ruler of the Low Countries and in January, 1556 he became King of Spain. The following year he married his third wife, Isabel of Valois and in 1570 he married Ana de Austria, mother of the future Felipe III. He died in El Escorial in 1598. Dressed in Armor, he is repr

Emperor Carlos V and the Fury
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V and the Fury
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

In 1549 in Brussels Charles V commissioned Leone Leoni to execute a group of statues of himself and his deceased wife the Empress Elizabeth of Portugal.They were to be in different formats (bust and half-length) and materials (marble and bronze).The most famous is Charles V and the Fury due to its conceptual and artistic importance and complexity.This was the first monumental sculpture by Leoni an

Emperor Carlos V and the Fury (The nude figure)
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V and the Fury (The nude figure)
Bronze. 1551 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

This sculpture was commissioned by Charles V (1500- 1558) in 1549 from the Italian sculptor Leone Leoni. The artist had it cast in Milan in separate pieces: the nude figure of the Emperor and the detachable armour in 1551 (no E000273/001), the figure of Fury in 1553 (no E000273/002, E000273/003), and the pedestal with its trophies and weapons in 1555 (E000273/004, E000273/005). The Latin inscripti

Emperor Carlos V (bust)
Carrara marble. 1553
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V (bust)
Carrara marble. 1553
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

The Emperor (1500-1558) is represented with attributes alluding to his power: armor, the necklace of the Golden Fleece and a crossing sash. The armor has a low relief of the Virgin Mary carved on the chest, representing the armor Carlos V wore during the Battle of Mühlberg in 1547. The bust sits on a base carved from the same piece of marble and adorned with the mask of a satyr. It is also he

Maria of Hungary
Italian marble. 1553 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Maria of Hungary
Italian marble. 1553 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

Somewhat larger than life-sized, Maria of Hungary appears wearing a widow´s headdress, in a manner very similar to the full-length sculpture Leone Leoni also made of her (E00263), which is in the Prado Museum as well. The pedestal is made from the same piece of marble, with various Renaissance decorations, including garlands, sphinxes, inverted pyramids and a winged seraph on the front. Leoni made

Emperor Carlos V
Bronze. 1553 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Emperor Carlos V
Bronze. 1553 - 1555
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

An image of the Emperor (1500-1558) with the armor he wore during the Battle of Mühlberg and the customary attributes of his power: the Golden Fleece and the Sash. The profuse carving on the armor shows numerous motives. A low relief on the breastplate Christ standing on the Cross, alluding to the Emperor´s condition as a “soldier of Christ”, or “defender of the Faith.” The epaulettes have a

Maria of Hungary
Bronze. 1553 - 1564
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo
Maria of Hungary
Bronze. 1553 - 1564
Leoni, Leone; Leoni, Pompeo

Together with her brother Charles V, Mary of Hungary (1505–1558) was Leone Leoni’s most important patron at the imperial court. Leoni and Mary, governor of the Low Countries, met on three occasions: in Brussels in 1549, in Augsburg three years later, and again in Brussels in 1556.The present bronze, together with a further nine, full-length figures, was commissioned in 1549 for the dynastic galler

Andrea Doria - Self-Portrait Leone Leoni
Bronze. Ca. 1541
Leoni, Leone
Andrea Doria - Self-Portrait Leone Leoni
Bronze. Ca. 1541
Leoni, Leone

En el anverso busto de Andrea Doria (1468-1560), a la derecha. Cabeza descubierta y barbada. Lleva armadura labrada, cadena y manto sujetado por un broche. Detrás de él, un tridente; y en el corte del busto, un delfín. Reverso anepigráfico. Cabeza descubierta de Leone joven, a la derecha; cabello corto, bigote y perilla. Detrás, una galera de la que se aleja una pequeña barca. Cierra un círculo a

Medal of Charles V / Personification of the River Tiber (Tyberis)
Gilt-bronze. Ca. 1547
Leoni, Leone (Attributed To)
Medal of Charles V / Personification of the River Tiber (Tyberis)
Gilt-bronze. Ca. 1547
Leoni, Leone (Attributed To)

En el anverso presenta un retrato de Carlos I de España y V de Alemania, representado de busto, de perfil, con el rostro barbado, vestido a la romana, coronado de laurel y con la insignia del toisón al cuello sobre la coraza; en el reverso, se representa la figura de un anciano desnudo, de larga barba, sedente, que vierte el líquido contenido en la vasija que porta en su mano derecha, personifican

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