Portrait of a Cardinal

Portrait of a Cardinal
Artist Raphael
Year 1510
Medium Oil on wood
Location Museo del Prado, Madrid
Dimensions 31 in × 24 in
79 cm × 61 cm

The Prado Museum in Madrid houses the painting made by Raphael, the Portrait of a Cardinal. The subject of the painting has been identified as Bibbiena, Alidosi, Tribulzio or Cybo in the court of Pope Julius II. The picture was painted in Rome and the credits for the artwork were given to Antonio Moro due to the technique used in the painting. It was acquired in Rome by Carlos IV of Spain. He was still a prince by that time.

The painting holds the evidence that Raphael paints the pictures close as to what they really are.

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