Cardinal Ippolito de' Medici and Monsignor Mario Bracci

Ippolito de' Medici was appointed Vice Chancellor of the Church on 3 July 1532. Monsignor Mario Bracci had been an official at Charles V's coronation in Bologna in 1530. The document depicted is a papal bull.

The work has in the past been attributed to Raphael, Titian and Sebastiano del Piombo. The painting looks as if it has been composed from two separate portraits.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1501 - 1556
Full title
Cardinal Ippolito de' Medici and Monsignor Mario Bracci
Date made
after 1532
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
138.4 x 111.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
NG20
Location in Gallery