Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga
|Portrait of Federico II Gonzaga|
|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.
- Valcanover, Francesco (1969). L'opera completa di Tiziano. Milan: Rizzoli.
- Pate at museum's website (in English)