Clement VII crowns Charles V in San Petronio in Bologna

Giorgio Vasari1556/1562

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum
Firenze, Italy

The incoronation takes place in the Church of San Petronio in Bologna on the 24th of February 1530, in the presence of dignitaries, cardinals and illustrious prelates. In the bottom left hand corner we see Don Pedro of Toledo, Viceroy of Naples and father of Eleonora of Toledo, future wife of Cosimo I de’ Medici; next to him is Alessandro de’ Medici, who will be nominated Duke by the Emperor himself two years later. Photo: Simone Lampredi


  • Title: Clement VII crowns Charles V in San Petronio in Bologna
  • Date Created: 1556/1562
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: historical subject
  • Second artist name: Jan Van der Straet (known as Giovanni Stradano)
  • Second artist death place: Firenze
  • Second artist death date: 1605
  • Second artist birth place: Bruges
  • Second artist birth date: 1523
  • Physical Dimensions: w270 x h640 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Clemente VII incorona Carlo V in San Petronio a Bologna
  • Type: fresco painting
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze

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