Wow, look at the colour. It puts paid to the idea that the middle ages were dull!
i do not believe boniface 8 was alive in 1875
Why two crowns instead of three?
He doesn't look very happy. Looks like he had a vision of Vat II.
I read somewhere the third crown was added later. Maybe it was finalized after this date, or the Pope worn an older crown depicted in the portrait. Perhaps in continuity with an ancient predecessor.
Anonymous @ 5:44 pm-that's a good one!Wow-those colors are vivid!
Are we sure this isn't Benedict XVI? Dealing with all the crap he has to, I'm sure he feels like this a lot.
I have a question: what is the copyright status of that picture? I am looking for something fit for a cover of a certain Polish monarchist magazine and this painting is just perfect. Sadly, I've found no copyright info about it in google or wikipedia. If you can help me out, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.orgVivat Christus Rex!
No copyright - you can use it. I took the photo myself in the museum.
Thank you very much! For information purposes: the magazine is called "Pro Fide Rege et Lege".