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King Philip II of Spain

Artist:
Pompeo Leoni (Italian, active Spain, ca. 1533–1608)
Date:
second half 16th century
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
38 3/8 × 25 in. (97.5 × 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Annie C. Kane, 1926
Accession Number:
26.260.91
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 534
Pompeo Leoni completed many works by his father, Leone Leoni, that were destined for the Spanish court and executed many commissions of his own design for Philip II (r. 1556–98). The king wears the chain and badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
A. E. A. Moreau-Nélaton (until 1900; his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 11–15, 1900, no. 334; sold for $3,600); John Innes Kane , New York ; Annie C. Kane (until 1926; to MMA)
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