Portrait of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese

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Portrait of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
Rafael - Alessandro Farnese.jpg
Artist Raphael
Year 1509–1511
Type Oil on wood
Dimensions 139 cm × 91 cm (55 in × 36 in)
Location Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

The Portrait of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese is a portrait of cardinal Alessandro Farnese (the future Pope Paul III) by Raphael,[1] produced in 1509-11.

The cardinal posed near a window with a bright foreground, leading into a dark hall. His delicate right hand holds a letter.[1]

The painting resides at the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte in Naples.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Raphael (1966). Raphael. pp. 113, 362.

External links

  • Catalogue entry
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