Inventory number
P00411
Author
Titian [Vecellio di Gregorio Tiziano]
Title
Felipe II
Chronology
1551
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
193 cm x 111 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real (Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, primera sala de la Furriera, 1747, nº 14).

A full-length portrait of Felipe II (1556-1598) when he was still a prince, painted by Titian in Augsburg between November 1550 and March 1551. This was very little time for the artist, and the outcome did not please his subject, as he wrote on 16 May when he sent it to Maria of Hungary.

This composition places special emphasis on the symbols of the Prince's dignity, such as the column, buffet and armor.

The King's armor is at the Royal Armory of Madrid's Royal Palace.

This work was listed in all of the Alcázar Palace's inventories from 1600 on, and Rubens copied it there in 1628. It entered the Prado Museum collection in 1827.

 
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