Portrait of Pope Julius II

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Title

Portrait of Pope Julius II
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

portrait; rulers and leaders; Julius II, Pope, 1443-1513

Description

Julius II belonged to the della Rovere family. He was a forceful ruler, who reasserted his power over the Papal States by military action. He patronised the arts and ordered the rebuilding of St Peter's in Rome. The painter and biographer Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) wrote of Raphael's early years in Rome: 'And at this time... he also made a portrait of Pope Julius in a picture in oils, so true and so lifelike, that the portrait caused all who saw it to tremble as if it had been the living man himself.' The painting seems to have been displayed in the Roman Church of Santa Maria del Popolo which had been redecorated at the expense of the della Rovere family. The format was to be exceedingly influential on subsequent papal portraiture.

Creator

Raphael (Italian painter, 1483-1520)

Source

Description: National Gallery (London) [website]; http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Date

1511 (creation)

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil paint on panel (poplar)
24.8 in (height) x 15.75 in (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

raph126x.jpg

Coverage

National Gallery (London, England, United Kingdom) NG27; Trafalgar Square; Purchased, 1824
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Raphael (Italian painter, 1483-1520), “Portrait of Pope Julius II,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3050.

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