Portrait of Pier Luigi Farnese

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Portrait of Pier Luigi Farnese is a heavily-damaged 1546 oil on canvas painting of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma by Titian, now in Room 2 of the National Museum of Capodimonte.[1]

It was produced on the artist's return to Venice from Rome in 1546. Its subject was a son of Pope Paul III, dressed in the armour and accoutrements of a papal gonfaloniere. He was stabbed to death in 1547 in a plot instigated by the Landi and Anguissola families on the advice of the duke of Milan Ferrante I Gonzaga.[2][dead link]


  1. ^ Utili, Mariella; Spinosa, Nicola (2002). Museo di Capodimonte (in Italian). Touring Editore. p. 24. ISBN 9788836525775.
  2. ^ "Descrizione del dipinto" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 2018-10-23.