Portrait of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese
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Yearc. 1509–1511
TypeOil on wood
Dimensions139 cm × 91 cm (55 in × 36 in)
LocationMuseo di Capodimonte, Naples

The Portrait of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese is a portrait of cardinal Alessandro Farnese (the future Pope Paul III) by Raphael,[1] executed circa 1509-1511.

The cardinal posed near a window with a bright foreground, leading into a dark hall. His delicate right hand holds a letter.[1]

The painting resides at the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte in Naples.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Knackfuss 1966, pp. 113, 362.