Portrait of Philip II of Spain by Sofonisba Anguissola - 002b



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(per Prado catalogue; long thought to be by Alonso Sánchez Coello)
Title Portrait of Philipp II. wikidata:Q23011453
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 88 × 72 cm (34.6 × 28.3 in)
not on view
Accession number Reference number P01036
Object history This is one of the paintings removed from the Royal Collection and taken to the Napoleonic Museum in Paris. It entered the Prado Museum in 1827.
Inscriptions Number bottom right: 288
English: Wearing his customary black clothing and high hat, with the Order of the Golden Fleece on his chest, the Monarch holds a rosary in his left hand, alluding to the institution of the Rosary Festival by Pope Gregory XIII. This festival was to take place annually on the first Sunday of October to commemorate the victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571 and the triumph of Catholic faith.

This portrait was made while Felipe II was married to his third wife, Isabel de Valois. Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the queen's ladies in waiting as well as her painting teacher.

In 1573, Anguissola changed the placement of the King's hand —it previously touched the Golden Fleece— in order to adapt it to the portrait of his fourth wife, Ana de Austria (P1284), with which it is paired.
Source/Photographer Museo del Prado
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00:25, 6 November 2008 User:Gryffindor <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/PhilipII.jpg"><img alt="Thumbnail for version as of 00:25, 6 November 2008" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7a/PhilipII.jpg/97px-PhilipII.jpg" width="97" height="119" border="0" /></a> 520×640 58 KB {{Information |Description= |Source=travail personnel (own work) |Date= |Author=<a href="/wiki/User:Gryffindor" title="User:Gryffindor">Gryffindor</a> |Permission= |other_versions= }}
00:14, 28 January 2008 User:YK Times <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/7/7a/20081106002540%21PhilipII.jpg"><img alt="Thumbnail for version as of 00:14, 28 January 2008" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/archive/7/7a/20081106002540%21PhilipII.jpg/100px-PhilipII.jpg" width="100" height="120" border="0" /></a> 502×600 71 KB This image is the most famous portrait of Philip II (1527-1598), with the emblem of the Golden Fleece and holding his rosary. Painted by <a href="/wiki/Category:Alonso_S%C3%A1nchez_Coello" title="Category:Alonso Sánchez Coello">Alonso Sánchez Coello</a> (1527-1625) and is located in Prado, Madrid {{PD-Art|PD-old-100}}
02:38, 15 May 2005 User:ADGE <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/7/7a/20080128001439%21PhilipII.jpg"><img alt="Thumbnail for version as of 02:38, 15 May 2005" src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/archive/7/7a/20080128001439%21PhilipII.jpg/100px-PhilipII.jpg" width="100" height="120" border="0" /></a> 502×600 45 KB This image is the most famous portrait of Philip II (1527-1598), with the emblem of the Golden Fleece and holding his rosary. Painted by Sofonisba Anguiscola (1527-1625) and is located in Prado, Madrid {{PD-Art|PD-old-100}}
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