Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga

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Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga
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Artist Titian
Year c. 1529
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 125 cm × 99 cm (49 in × 39 in)
Location Museo del Prado

Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga (c. 1529) is a painting by Titian, who signed it Ticianus f.. Today in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, it portrays Federico II, Duke of Mantua who married in 1529; the portrait may have been commissioned for the occasion. The dog is an allegory of faithfulness.

The work is mentioned in a 1666 inventory of the Royal Alcázar of Madrid, coming from the collection of Marquess de Leganés. Previous owners included Charles I of England, who purchased many paintings from the Gonzaga collection.

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  • Valcanover, Francesco (1969). L'opera completa di Tiziano. Milan: Rizzoli. 

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