Friday, February 15, 2013

Who painted these 10 Popes?

Last week was a bit more of a challenge - and a lot of you still got the correct answer (see Who Painted This #15 - The Answer below).

However one person was so miffed by the challenge that they decided to award last week's post a "one star" because they hated it!  I think they must have been a tad frustrated.......

You can find out the names of all the people who got the correct answer at the end.

Call me perverse if you like but I guess I'll be frustrating a few more people this week.  That's because this week - in honour of a momentous event - I have a challenge which should keep all "who painted this?" fans occupied for most of the week!

The winner will be the person who comes up with the MOST correct answers - so do not despair if you can't get them all!

"Who painted this? #16" - Who painted these 10 Popes?

In honour of a very courageous decision - one which had me spouting "Popes can't resign!" when I found out.  I reflected on it and decided he is probably a very wise man.

Clue:  No artist is repeated but one Pope is repeated.  There's the odd clue lying around....

Who Painted This Pope? #1
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  • the winner - who gets a mention and a link on/from this blog - is the first person to give me a completely correct answer for ALL the things I want to know
These are the things I want to know - for EACH of the 10 paintings of 10 Popes(!)

  • Title of the artwork
  • Name of the Pope:
  • Name of the artist who created this artwork
  • Date it was created:
  • Media used: 
  • Where it lives now:
Who Painted This Pope? #2
Who Painted This Pope? #3
Who Painted This Pope? #4
Who Painted This Pope? #5
Who Painted This Pope? #6
Who Painted This Pope? #7
Who Painted This Pope? #8
Who Painted This Pope? #9
Who Painted This Pope? #10


Evening with Clouds by Caspar David Friedrich
Who Painted This #15 - The Answer
The correct answers

The first person to provide the correct answer was Manchester based artist Sandra Robinson (the colour of ideas)

Others who got the answer correct - after some effort with search terms for the most part - were as follows:

Pappersdraken was on the right track and got the artist!


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13 comments:

  1. Your words on the frustrated poster made me laugh. I only quit attempting these because I never am first to give you correct answer so don't take the time any longer. Love these paintings you shared in this post!

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    1. Well the interesting thing about making it 10 pics is that I doubt if anybody will get them all - and so it becomes a question of what is the maximum number that one person can get correct

      I'm absolutely certain some will get some correct.

      Have a go - you may surprise yourself, especially if you find "the shortcut"?

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  2. here's hoping I'm not the first -
    1 - St Francis preaching a sermon to Pope Honorius 3, painted by Giotto in 1297-99, its a fresco in San Francesco upper church in Assissi. Knew it was Giotto so looked up Giotto Pope and there it was!
    2- Dream of Pope Sergius painted by Roger van Weyden in the late 1430's. It is oil on panel and is in the J Paul Getty Museum, currently on view at Los Angeles.
    3- St.Lawrence recieving the treasures of the church from Pope Sixtus 2 painted by Fra Angelico. Another fresco, painted between 1447 and 1451. It is in the Niccoline Chapel, part of the Vatican. The 2nd and 3rd I found from the wikipaintigs page - which I found during my search for the Giotto. An interesting place this, taht I hadn't found before.
    4- Portrait of Paul the third, by Titian in 1543. Oil on canvas and in the national museum of Capodimonte in Naples. Knew this straight away as Titian. I like Titian.
    5- a trick, this one - instantly identifiable from Raphael's Pope Leo X and two cardinals, but either a study or a copy. Finally tracked it down as being Pope Leo X by Angelo Bronzino painted between 1555 and 1565 (which makes it a copy of the Raphael) in oils on tin(!) and currently in the Uffizi, Florence.
    6- Catherine of Siena escorting Pope Gregory 11th at Rome on 17th January 1377 by Giorgio Vasari. Another Fresco, also found via wikipaintings site. Painted in 1571-1574 and in the Sala Regia in the Apostolic Palace in Rome.
    7- The incomparable Portrait of Innocent X by Velazquez. It is the Galleria Doria Pamphilj in Rome, but there is a smaller version according to wikipedia in the Metropolitan in NY. It was painted between 1649 and 1651 and is oils on canvas.
    8-Portrait of Pope Pius the 5th by El Greco, painted between 1600 and 1610, oils on canvas and in a private collection - which may be why I didn't recognize it and had to resort to looking for pope paintings in google images.
    9- Pope Pius the 7th by Jacques-Louis David, painted in 1805. Oil on wood and in the Louvre, Paris. Saw it last week.
    10- Pope Leo X after Raphael by Fernando Botero, painted in 1964. Afraid I can't seem to find out where it is - which means it is most likely in a private collection.

    (haven't sepearted out the pope names as they are all in the titles!)

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  3. What an interesting challenge, I Googled famous portrait paintings of popes and papal portraits and frescoes, and then looked in images. So here is what I have so far.

    2. The Dream of Pope Sergius.
    Pope Sergius
    Rogier Van Der Weyden (workshop)
    Oil on Panel
    John Paul Getty Museum

    4. Portrait of Pope Paul III
    Pope Paul III
    Titian
    1545-1546
    oil on canvas
    National Museum of Capodimonte

    5. Portrait of Pope Leo X
    Pope Leo X
    Raphael
    1518-1519
    Oil on Wood
    Uffizi Gallery

    6. Catherine of Siena escorted Pope
    Gregory XI at Rome on the 17th
    January 1377
    Pope Gregory XI
    Giorgio Vasari
    1571-1574
    Fresco
    Sala Regia in the Apostolic
    Palace Rome

    7. Portrait of Pope Innocent X
    Pope Innocent X
    Diego Velazquez
    1650
    Oil on canvas
    Galeria Doria Pamphilj Rome

    8. Portrait of Pope Pius V
    Pope Pius V
    El Greco
    1605
    Oil
    Private Collection

    9. Portrait of Pope Pius VII 1805
    Pope Pius VII
    Jacques Louis David
    Oil on Wood
    Louvre

    10.Pope Leo X (after Raphael)
    Pope Leo X
    Fernando Botero
    No more information.

    At the moment I cant find anything on number 1 and 3 but will keep trying.

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  4. 1. Title: St Francis Preaching a Sermon to Pope Honorius iii

    Pope: Honourius iii

    Artist: Giotto
    Media: fresco
    Date: 1297-99
    Place: Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi, Italy

    2. The Dream of Pope Sergius
    Pope Sergius
    Rogier van der Weyden
    oil on oak
    1437-40 c.
    J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA

    3. St. Lawrence Receiving the Treasures of the Church
    Pope Sixtus ii
    Fra Angelico
    Fresco
    c.1447
    Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican City, Rome

    4. Portrait of Pope Paul iii
    Pope Paul iii
    Titian
    oil/canvas
    c. 1543
    Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy

    5. Portrait of Pope Leo x
    Pope Leo x
    Bronzino
    c. 1555-65
    oil/tin
    Uffizi, Florence, Italy

    6. Catherine of Siena Escorts Pope Greogory xi to Rome OR Pope Gregory xi returns the Papal Seat to Rome from Avignon
    Pope Gregory xi
    Vasari
    c. 1571-74
    fresco
    Sala Regia, Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

    7. Portrait of Pope Innocent x
    Pope Innocent
    Velasquez
    c.1650
    oil/canvas
    Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

    8. Portait of Pius v
    Pius v
    El Greco
    c. 1605
    oil/canvas
    Private collection, Paris

    9. Portrait of Pius vii
    Pope Pius vii
    Jacques Louis David
    1805
    oil/wood panel
    Louvre, Paris

    10. Pope Leo x after Raphael
    Pope Leo x
    Fernando Botero
    1964
    oil/canvas
    Private collection, Frankfurt, Germany

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  5. I am receiving comments from people who are making progress with this challenge

    You're doing well Sandra - keep going!

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  6. Carried on doing a Fresco search. So here we are with the final two.

    1. St Francis Preaching a sermon to
    Pope Honorious III.
    Pope Honorious III
    Giotto
    1297-1299
    Fresco
    San Francesco Upper Church
    Assisi Italy

    3. St Lawrence Receiving the
    Treasures of the Church from
    Pope Sixtus II.
    Pope Sixtus II
    Fra Angelico
    1447-1449
    Fresco
    Cappella Niccolina Palazzi
    Pontifica The Vatican

    Well I really enjoyed that, I hope they are all right, cant find where
    the Botero painting is though.

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  7. Boy, this was difficult just by the shear volume.
    So here it goes:

    #1."Legend of St. Francis Preaching before Pope Honorius III" by Giotto di Bonde. Painted 1297-1299, fresco located San Francesco, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy.

    #2."The Dream of Pope Sergius" by Rogier van der Weyden in late 1430's. Oil on panel and is located in the Getty Museum, Calif, USA

    #3. "St. Lawrence Receiving the Treasure of the Church from Pope Sixtus". Painted by Fra Angelico, c.1450's as a fresco in the Chapel of Nicholas V, Vatican Palace.

    #4."Pope Paul III" by Titan, 1443, oil on canvas located in the Museo Nazionale di Capondimonte, Naples, Italy.

    #5."Pope Leo X" by Bronzino. Painted 1555-1565. Oil on tin. Located Uffizi Gallery.

    #6."Pope Gregory XI Returns the Papal Seat from Avignon to Rome" painted by Giorgio Vasari during his lifetime 1511-1574 as no date recorded. Fresco in the Palace of the Vatacan.

    #7."Portrait of Innocent X" by Diego Velazquez in 1650. Oil on canvas. Located at Doria Pamphili Gallery.

    #8. "Pope Pius V" by El Greco in 1605. Oil on canvas. Private collection.

    #9. "Pope Pius VII" painted by Jacques-Louis David in 1805. Oil on wood. Located in the Louve, Paris.

    #10 ""Portrait of Pope Leo X (after Raphael)" painted by Fernando Botero in 1964. Oil on canvas and is in a private collection.

    My search on Google started with the search phrase of "Portrait paintings of Popes" Found most with that search but the hardest was #3 so I added the word "Saint" to the search phrase because of the halos observed.

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  8. I wasn't going to get involved with this, but I recognised a few and then I got sucked in. There are a few that I'm not sure about, but I've run out of time.

    Pope: 1
    Title of the artwork:  Legend of St Francis: 17. St Francis Preaching before Honorius III
    Name of the Pope: Honorius III
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Unknown. Formerly attributed to Giotto
    Date it was created: Between 1297 and 1300
    Media used:  Fresco
    Where it lives now: Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi

    Pope: 2
    Title of the artwork:  Dream of Pope Sergius
    Name of the Pope: Pope Sergius
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Rogier van der Weyden
    Date it was created: Between 1437 and 1440
    Media used:  Oil on oak panel
    Where it lives now: Getty Center (Los Angeles)

    Pope: 3
    Title of the artwork:  St Sixtus Entrusts the Church Treasures to St Lawrence
    Name of the Pope: St Lawrence
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Pope Sixtus II
    Date it was created: Between 1447 and 1449
    Media used:  Frecso
    Where it lives now: Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

    Pope: 4
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Paul III (without Cap)
    Name of the Pope: Pope Paul III
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Titian
    Date it was created: 1543
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now: National Museum of Capodimonte

    Pope: 5
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Leo X
    Name of the Pope: Pope Leo X
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Agnolo Bronzino
    Date it was created: c1560
    Media used:  Oil on tin
    Where it lives now: Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    Pope: 6
    Title of the artwork:  Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377
    Name of the Pope: Gregory XI
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Giorgio Vasari
    Date it was created: c. 1571-1574
    Media used:  Fresco
    Where it lives now: Sala Regia in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican

    Pope: 7
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of pope Innocent X
    Name of the Pope: Innocent X
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Diego Velázquez
    Date it was created: 1650
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now: Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

    Pope: 8
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Pius V
    Name of the Pope: Pius V
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  El Greco
    Date it was created: c. 1600-1610
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now: Private Collection, Paris

    Pope: 9
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Pius VII
    Name of the Pope: Pope Pius VII
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Jacques-Louis David
    Date it was created: 1805
    Media used:  Oil on panel
    Where it lives now: Louvre

    Pope: 10
    Title of the artwork:  Pope Leo X (after Raphael)
    Name of the Pope: Pope Leo X
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Fernando Botero
    Date it was created: 1964
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now:

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  9. OK, the 'portrait' ones aren't too tough...
    ...the 'scenes' a little tougher

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  10. C'mon Katherine, no more of these multi ones... sheesh!

    I can't believe I found them all!
    I am definitely too pooped to pope now!
    ('too pooped' or 'pooped out' is an American expression for tired, no need to offend anyone)

    Googling 'pope paintings' and 'pope portrait paintings' helped with most...
    then 'religious pope paintings' and 'medieval pope paintings' and 'renaissance pope paintings'
    also 'master paintings frescos of popes'
    Finally just googling 'pope' or 'popes'
    Other times I found the artwork but not ALL the info, I would then have to google the artist or the Pope's name.

    #1
    Title: "St. Francis Preaching a Sermon to Honorius III"
    Pope: Pope Honorius III
    Artist: Giotto di Bondone
    Date: 1297
    Media: Fresco
    Lives now: San Francesco, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy

    #2 (I thought this was a Jan Van Eyck, googling him I still got the painting)
    Title: "Dream of Pope Sergius"
    Pope: Pope Sergius
    Artist: Roger Van Der Weyden
    Date: 1437-1440
    Media: oil on panel
    Lives now: J. Paul Getty Museum, California

    #3 (this was the toughest, finally found it on Web Gallery of Art)
    Title: "St Sixtus Entrusts the Church Treasures to Lawerence"
    Pope: Pope Nicholas V
    Artist: Fra Angelico
    Date: 1447-49
    Media: Fresco
    Lives now: Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

    #4
    Title: "Pope Paul III"
    Pope: Pope Paul III
    Artist: Titian
    Date: 1545-46
    Media: oil on canvas
    Lives now: Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

    #5
    Title: Detail of "Portrait of Pope Leo X and His Cousins"
    Pope: Pope Leo X
    Artist: Raphael
    Date: between 1518 and 1519
    Media: oil on wood
    Lives now: Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    I FOUND 2 ANSWERS TO #6!
    I FOUND 2 ANSWERS TO #6!
    So which is right I wonder!?

    THE FIRST #6 link... http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/giorgio-vasari/catherine-of-siena-escorted-pope-gregory-xi-at-rome-on-17th-january-1377

    Title: "Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377"
    Pope: Gregory XI
    Artist: Giorgio Vasari
    Date: 1377
    Media: ? Fresco ?
    Lives now: ??

    THE SECOND #6 link... http://www.terminartors.com/artworkprofile/Vasari_Giorgio-Pope_Gregory_XI_Returns_the_Papal_Seat_from_Avignon_to_Rome

    Title: "Pope Gregory XI Returns the Papal Seat from Avignon to Rome"
    Pope: Gregory XI
    Artist: Giorgio Vasari
    Date: not dated
    Media: Fresco
    Lives now: Palace of the Vatican, Vatican City, Italy

    #7
    Title: "Portrait of Innocent X"
    Pope: Pope Innocent X
    Artist: Diego Valazquez
    Date: around 1650
    Media: oil on canvas
    Lives now: Galleria Doria Pamphili, Rome

    #8
    Title: "Portrait of Pope Pius V"
    Pope: Pope Pius V
    Artist: El Greco
    Date: 1605
    Media: oil on canvas
    Lives now: Private collection, Paris

    #9
    Title: "Pope Pius VII"
    Pope: Pope Pius VII
    Artist: Jacques-Louis David
    Date: 1805
    Media: oil on wood (panel)
    Lives now: Musee du Louvre, Paris

    #10
    Title: "Pope Leo X (after Raphael)"
    Pope: Pope Leo X
    Artist: Fernando Botero
    Date: 1964
    Media: oil on canvas
    Lives now: Private collection, Frankfurt a. M.

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  11. Oops. I don't think Pope 3 was a self portrait. Here is a revised list

    Pope: 1
    Title of the artwork:  Legend of St Francis: 17. St Francis Preaching before Honorius III
    Name of the Pope: Honorius III
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Unknown. Formerly attributed to Giotto
    Date it was created: Between 1297 and 1300
    Media used:  Fresco
    Where it lives now: Upper Church, San Francesco, Assisi

    Pope: 2
    Title of the artwork:  Dream of Pope Sergius
    Name of the Pope: Pope Sergius
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Rogier van der Weyden
    Date it was created: Between 1437 and 1440
    Media used:  Oil on oak panel
    Where it lives now: Getty Center (Los Angeles)

    Pope: 3
    Title of the artwork:  St Sixtus Entrusts the Church Treasures to St Lawrence
    Name of the Pope: Pope Sixtus II
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Fra Angelico
    Date it was created: Between 1447 and 1449
    Media used:  Frecso
    Where it lives now: Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, Vatican

    Pope: 4
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Paul III (without Cap)
    Name of the Pope: Pope Paul III
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Titian
    Date it was created: 1543
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now: National Museum of Capodimonte

    Pope: 5
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Leo X
    Name of the Pope: Pope Leo X
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Agnolo Bronzino
    Date it was created: c1560
    Media used:  Oil on tin
    Where it lives now: Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    Pope: 6
    Title of the artwork:  Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377
    Name of the Pope: Gregory XI
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Giorgio Vasari
    Date it was created: c. 1571-1574
    Media used:  Fresco
    Where it lives now: Sala Regia in the Apostolic Palace, Vatican

    Pope: 7
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of pope Innocent X
    Name of the Pope: Innocent X
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Diego Velázquez
    Date it was created: 1650
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now: Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome

    Pope: 8
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Pius V
    Name of the Pope: Pius V
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  El Greco
    Date it was created: c. 1600-1610
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now: Private Collection, Paris

    Pope: 9
    Title of the artwork:  Portrait of Pope Pius VII
    Name of the Pope: Pope Pius VII
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Jacques-Louis David
    Date it was created: 1805
    Media used:  Oil on panel
    Where it lives now: Louvre

    Pope: 10
    Title of the artwork:  Pope Leo X (after Raphael)
    Name of the Pope: Pope Leo X
    Name of the artist who created this artwork:  Fernando Botero
    Date it was created: 1964
    Media used:  Oil on canvas
    Where it lives now:

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  12. Just wanted to say congratulations Katherine on an excellent challenge this week – phew! I just had to have a go, considering all the hard work you must have put into this. I hope I’ve done this challenge justice, but if not I’ve learnt a lot about Popes and paintings of Popes!!

    Pope #1
    • Title of the artwork: St Francis preaching a sermon before Pope Honorius III
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Honorius III
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Giotto
    • Date it was created: 1297-1299
    • Media used: Fresco
    • Where it lives now: San Francesco, Upper Church, Assisi, Italy


    Pope #2
    • Title of the artwork: The dream of the Pope Sergius
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Sergius
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Rogier van der Weyden
    • Date it was created: 1437-1440
    • Media used: Oil on oak panel
    • Where it lives now: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


    Pope #3
    • Title of the artwork: Pope Sixtus II consigning the treasures of the Church to St Lawrence
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Sixtus II
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: (Blessed) Fra Angelico
    • Date it was created: c. 1450s
    • Media used: Fresco
    • Where it lives now: Chapel of Nicholas V, Vatican Palace


    Pope #4
    • Title of the artwork: Portrait of Pope Paul III
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Paul III
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Titian
    • Date it was created: c. 1545-46
    • Media used: Oil on canvas
    • Where it lives now: Museo di Capodimonte, Naples


    Pope #5
    • Title of the artwork: Portrait of Pope Leo X and Two Cardinals
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Leo X
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Raphael
    • Date it was created: 1518-1519
    • Media used: Oil on wood
    • Where it lives now: Uffizi, Florence


    Pope #6
    • Title of the artwork: Catherine of Siena escorts Pope Gregory XI at Rome or Pope Gregory XI Returns the Papal Seat from Avignon to Rome
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Gregory XI
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Giorgio Vasari
    • Date it was created: Not dated
    • Media used: Fresco
    • Where it lives now: The Vatican City, Rome


    Pope #7
    • Title of the artwork: Portrait of Pope Innocent X
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Innocent X
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Diego Velazquez
    • Date it was created: c. 1650
    • Media used: Oil on canvas
    • Where it lives now: Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome


    Pope #8
    • Title of the artwork: Portrait of Pope St Pius V
    • Name of the Pope: Pope St Pius V
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: El Greco
    • Date it was created: c. 1605
    • Media used: Oil on canvas
    • Where it lives now: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


    Pope #9
    • Title of the artwork: Portrait of Pope Pius VII
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Pius VII
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Jacques-Louis David
    • Date it was created: 1805
    • Media used: Oil on wood
    • Where it lives now: Louvre, Paris


    Pope #10
    • Title of the artwork: Portrait of Pope Leo X after Raphael
    • Name of the Pope: Pope Leo X
    • Name of the artist who created this artwork: Fernando Botero
    • Date it was created: 1964
    • Media used: Oil on canvas
    • Where it lives now: Private collection

    Many thanks
    Ka Gray
    http://twitter.com/KaGrayArtist

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