Raffael and the
Portrait of Julius II

A Cabinet Exhibition on the Pictorial Type, Evolution and Attribution of the Portrait in the Städel Museum

8 November 2013 to 2 February 2014

Within the framework of a cabinet exhibition, the Städel Museum showed the portrait of Pope Julius II that had come to the attention of the public shortly before and been purchased for the Städel collection. Also on view were the two versions of the painting by Raphael and Titian from the Uffizi and the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. By moreover encompassing technological documents such as x-ray and infrared images of the painting, the exhibition provided detailed insights not only into the artistic genesis of the Frankfurt painting, but also into its relationship to the other versions of the Julius portrait and the related attribution issue.

CURATOR: Prof. Dr. Jochen Sander, Städel Museum