Portrait commissioned by the Valencia jurats—the city's supreme governing body—and entrusted to Juan de Juanes. The painter reflects a protagonist like never before, in this case King Alfonso V of Aragon (Medina del Campo 1396–Naples June 27, 1458). The portrait is based on a model from Pisanello. It alludes to the monarch's military status, as well as his royal position. There is a table with a crown on top to distinguish him as a royal. A helmet with heraldic elements evoking his warrior status and dignified lineage is also visible, with the sun represented to show the king as a wise man who can control fate. The open book alludes to his interest in the world of letters: DE BELLO CIVILI LIB. I. The author is covered in part by the crown: C: IVLI:CAESARIS: a clear reference to the Roman world.