Portrait of Charles V (Titian)

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Portrait of Charles V
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor by Tizian.jpg
Artist Titian
Year 1548
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 203.5 cm × 122 cm (80.1 in × 48 in)
Location Alte Pinakothek, Munich

The Portrait of Charles V is an oil on canvas portrait of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor by Titian, painted in 1548. As with the Equestrian Portrait of Charles V, it was commissioned by Charles during Titian's stay at the imperial court at Augsburg. It is now held in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany.

It shows Charles V seated on a chair to the left, facing the viewer, with his black robes contrasted with the red carpet and gold tapestry behind him. In the right half of the painting is a landscape, barely sketched in, in light colours.


  • (Italian) Andrew John Martin, "Titianus. F." Il Ritratto di Carlo V seduto dell'Alte Pinakothek di Monaco, in "Studi Tizianeschi. Annuario della Fondazione Centro studi Tiziano e Cadore", Numero V, 2007, pp. 76–96.