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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

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

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

Felipe II
Alabaster. Second half of the XVI century
Leoni, Pompeo (Attributed To)
Felipe II
Alabaster. Second half of the XVI century
Leoni, Pompeo (Attributed To)

This life-size bust of Felipe II (1527-1598) has a breastplate, a gorget and a cord with the Golden Fleece as its only ornamental elements. The lower part ends in a winged figurehead. The polished surface and the head´s details raise doubts as to which member of the Leoni family made this work, and some consideration has been given to the possibility that it was made by a marble cutter´s workshop

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

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

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