Category:Portrait of Mehmed II by Gentile Bellini

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Gentile Bellini: The Sultan Mehmet II  wikidata:Q3937436 
attributed to Gentile Bellini
Gentile Bellini: The Sultan Mehmet II
"The Sultan Mehmet II"
Object type painting
Genre portrait
Bellini Centile. "Sultan II Mehmet". 1480. Milli qalereya, London.jpg

The painting is almost entirely repainted, especially in the figure.

The attribution to Bellini is not proved, but the sitter is reasonably identified as Mehmet II (1432 - 1481). Gentile Bellini visited his court in Constantinople. There is insufficient evidence for deciding whether the picture is a copy or a very damaged original.

It has been noticed that the portrait is like one of the figures in a painting by Marco Palmezzano, Jesus among the Doctors in the Temple (Brisighella, near Forlì and Ravenna). So the dating and authorship of the portrait by Bellini have been placed in question.
Depicted people Mehmet II (1432 - 1481)
Date 1480
date QS:P571,+1480-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium Oil (19th-century repaint) on canvas, perhaps transferred from wood
Dimensions 69.9 x 52.1 cm
National Gallery, London
Current location
Loan: Victoria & Albert museum
Accession number
Object history Layard Bequest, 1916
  • An old inscription, lower right, gives the date 25 November 1480.
  • The lower left inscription is a more recent reconstruction; it includes the names Mehmet and Gentile Bellini.
  • An inscription in the lower left-hand corner, now largely obliterated, once read "Victor Orbis" ("Conqueror of the World").
Source/Photographer [1] [2]
The Sultan Mehmet II 
painting by Gentile Bellini
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Instance ofpainting
Main subjectMehmed the Conqueror
Material used
Location Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, London, England, UK
Inventory number
  • 1480 (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)
  • 52 ±1 cm
  • 70 ±1 cm
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Osmanlı Padişahı Fatih Sultan Mehmed'in İtalyan ressam Gentile Bellini tarafından yapılmış bir tablosu, 1480 (tr); Le Sultan Mehmet II (fr); Portrait de Mehmed II (nl); Das Porträt der Osmanischen Sultan Mehmed der Eroberer von Italienischen Maler Gentile Bellini, 1480 (de); O retrato de sultão Otomano Maomé II, o Conquistador, pelo pintor italiano Gentile Bellini, 1480 (pt); The Sultan Mehmet II (en); بورتريه للسلطان محمد الفاتح للرسام جنتيلي بلليني، 1480 (ar); Ritratto del sultano Mehmet II (it); El retrato del sultán Otomano Mehmed el Conquistador del pintor italiano Gentile Bellini, 1480 (es) cuadro de Gentile Bellini (es); Gemälde von Gentile Bellini (de); peinture de Gentile Bellini (fr); quadre de Gentile Bellini (ca); painting by Gentile Bellini (en); لوحة بريشة جنتيلي بلليني (ar); dipinto di Gentile Bellini (it); schilderij van Gentile Bellini (nl) Ritratto del sultano Mehmet II (Gentile Bellini) (it); Portrait de Mehmet II, Portrait de Mehmed II (fr)

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