Alessandro Farnese (I)

male / Italian
art collector, patron, cardinal
Alessandro Farnese became Pope Paul III in 1534. He gave many commissions for the construction of public buildings, and he collected antique sculptures. During his pontificate, several important antiquities were discovered at the Forum Romanum and in the Baths of Caracalla. In addition to sculpture, Paul collected coins, medals, precious stones and manuscripts, advised by Fulvio Ursini. Farnese was patron of Michelangelo, Titian and Rafael.
Viterbo 1468-02-29
Rome 1549-11-10
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In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Creation date: 2012-07-18; Last modified date: 2021-11-18


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