Pope Paul III. Farnese

after 1546, Artist: Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian



Pope Paul III. Farnese

Titian completed a series of portraits of this pope, whose reign began in 1534 (with or without assistants, with or without head covering); all the originals can be found in Naples. The Viennese picture is considered a replica, as are those in the Hermitage and in Paris. Yet even here one feels Titian’s profound psychological insight in the depiction of this personality, who was also remarkably important as a patron of the arts. The compositional model was Raphael’s portrait of Pope Julius II (London, National Gallery).

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal IV

Object data

Object Name



Italian, Venetian


after 1546


Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian (um 1488 Pieve di Cadore - 1576 Venedig) - GND




Overall: 90 cm × 78,5 cm × 3,8 cm
Framed: 118,5 cm × 108,5 cm × 6 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 99


1816 in the gallery


Papst Paulus III. (1468 - 1549) - GND

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