- Borghese Collection
The portrait of Pope Julius II was bizarre for its time and would carry a long impact on papal portraiture. From early in its life, it was uncommonly hung at the pillars of the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, on the main route from the north into Rome, on feast and high holy days. Giorgio Vasari, composing long after Julius’ passing, said that “it was so lifelike and true it frightened everybody who saw it, as if it were the living man himself”. The portray exists in numerous adaptations and duplicates, and for many years, a version of the painting which presently hangs within the Uffizi Gallery in Florence was accepted to be the original or prime adaptation, but in 1970 opinion shifted. The initial is as of now accepted to be the version found in the National Exhibition, London. It was then purchased in 1608 by Cardinal Borghese, together with another sixty-nine artworks. The provenance of the copy is unknown: despite the fact that it was mentioned by Friedrich Ramdhor in 1787, i...
This is one of eleven copies of this painting.Portrayed in three-quarters profile to the right, seated in an armchair, the pope is wearing a mozzetta over his cassock and he has a velvet cap. Previous Papal representations showed them frontally, or kneeling in profile. It was too “extraordinary” at this period to show the sitter so evidently in a specific mood – here lost in thought. The portray can be dated to between June 1511 and March 1512, when Julius let his beard grow as a sign of mourning for the loss in war of the city of Bologna.Raphael had also included fresco portraits of the bearded Julius, representing prior popes, within the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Palace, in the Mass at Bolsena, with portraits of his daughter Felice della Rovere and Raphael himself within the same group, and in the portray representing Jurisprudence round a window in the Stanza della Segnatura, as well as in the Sistine Madonna.
Julius II commissioned from Raphael this portray and Madonna of Loreto which resided at Santa Maria del Popolo, at the entrance gate to Rome.Upon the portrait’s completion, it was displayed within the church for eight days, where many people came to see it. The two artworks, about the same size, appear as if they were meant to complement each other. Aside from their dimensions, they also both had a strong vertical orientation. The eyes of the works of art were unhappy and gave a contemplative feeling. The positioning and lighting within the canvases appears to demonstrate that they were implied to each flank an altar in the domed chapel. In spite of the fact that the depictions were paired for a time, through change of ownership the “Madonna of Loreto” is presently located in the Musée Condé, Chantilly.
The paintings were still recorded as part of the Borghese collection in 1693, as a small inventory number 118 at the bottom left of the London Julius shows. The revelation of this number, hidden by over-paint, in x-ray photographs in 1969 was one of the key pieces of prove establishing the primacy of the London version.It matches a catalogue of works of art in the Palazzo Borghese in Rome in 1693.
Portrait of Pope Julius II is an oil painting of 1511–12 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. The portrait of Pope Julius II was unusual for its time and would carry a long influence on papal portraiture.
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In the portrait of Raphael, the aged Julius II looks like a model of Christian humility, his lips are tightly pressed, and his eyes are lowered with an expression of deep and restrained sadness. But this impression is misleading. Julius II had the image of the most warlike head of the Roman throne.
Dec 07, 2011 · The portrait of Pope Julius II is one of Raphael’s most famous works. It was in Rome between June 1511 and March 1512 that the artist executed his likeness of this highly art-minded – but also extremely strong-willed and irascible – pope. It shows the bearded pope in a three-quarter view, life-size, sitting in an armchair.
Dec 14, 2011 · On December 6 2011, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt announced its possession of a workshop copy of Raphael's Portrait of Pope Julius II.A picture with a convoluted provenance and attribution history, it made the perfect candidate for a case study in the manner of my ongoing Raphael project.
The portrait of Pope Julius II was one of the best portraits that Titian an Italian painter ever made. Portrait of Pope Julius II is an oil painting of 1511–12 by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael.The portrait of Pope Julius II was unusual for its time and would carry a long influence on papal portraiture.
The painting above in London's National Gallery is generally regarded as the original of Raphael's Portrait of Pope Julius II, one of the most powerful and innovative renaissance portraits. The Staedel in Frankfurt recently acquired another version, which they claim to be partly by Raphael (and studio).
The iconic portrait of Julius II painted by Raphael in 1511 (fig. 4) also provides us with interesting clues supporting the 'warrior Pope' 9, as he was also called, theory. 10 While in Melozzo's fresco of the Founding of the Vatican Library (fig. 1) the cardinal is depicted with a clean-shaven face, in Raphael's portrait, Julius II appears wearing a beard.