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Portrait of Maffeo Barberini

Caravaggio

Portrait of Maffeo Barberini

Caravaggio
  • Date: c.1598
  • Style: Baroque
  • Genre: portrait
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: male-portraits, famous-people, Maffeo-Barberini
  • Dimensions: 124 x 99 cm
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Portrait of Maffeo Barberini (c. 1598) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

It is held in a private collection in Florence.

Barberini, 30 years old and from the eminent Florentine Barberini family, was a rapidly rising Church prelate, a friend of Caravaggio's patron Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte, and himself a poet and patron of the arts.

Barberini's support would continue into later years – in 1603 he commissioned a Sacrifice of Isaac from Caravaggio. In 1623 he became Pope as Urban VIII.

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