Posted by: Patrick Allen Foster | February 12, 2013

Tuesday Art Blogging, Papal Edition

For today, in view of recent events, here are some portraits of popes by famous (and not so famous) painters.

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Pius VII (pope from 1800-23), by Jacques-Louis David, 1805

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Leo XIII (1878-1903), by Philip Alexius de László, 1900


Gregory XVI (1831-46), probably by “Paul” Hippolyte Delaroche, 1844

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Clement XIII (1758-69), by Anton Raphael Mengs, 1758

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Paul III (1534-49), by Titian, 1543

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Raphael, Portrait of Pope Leo X and his cousins, cardinals Giulio de’ Medici and Luigi de’ Rossi, circa 1518-19. Leo X was pope from 1513 to 1521. His cousin Giulio de’ Medici (left side of painting) became Pope Clement VII in 1523.

Clement VII. Sebastiano del Piombo. c.1531.

Clement VII (1523-34), by Sebastiano del Piombo, circa 1531

Diego Velázquez - Portrait of Innocent X - WGA24443

Innocent X (1644-55), by Diego Velázquez, circa 1650

Image credits: all pictures from Wikimedia Commons.


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