Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos, Marchese del Vasto, in Armor with a Page  1533

by Titian

[i]He was a handsome gentleman, well built and tall. . .who was always exquisitely dressed and well perfumed--in peacetime and in wartime--right down to the saddles of his horses. [br][/i]--The Abbot of Brantôme Titian's Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos, painted in Bologna in the winter of 1533, signals the inception of one of the most influential prototypes in the history...
110 × 80 cm (43 5/16 × 31 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty