Requires Photography

Portrait of Charles V

about 1550
Giovanni Britto (Italian, active about 1550), After Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian (Venetian), about 1488–1576)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.140.1 (in this impression, the blank space in the right background has been filled in with pen and ink)


Sheet: 50.5 x 36 cm (19 7/8 x 14 3/16 in.) Image (borderline): 50 x 35.6 cm (19 11/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso, bottom right, stamped in violet ink, the mark of Jules Michelin, Paris (c.1815-1870)(Lugt 1490); verso, bottom center, stamped in blue ink, an unidentified mark (not in Lugt); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (1836-1909)(Lugt 2773); verso, lower center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Jules Michelin (c.1815 - d. 1870), Paris. An unidentified collector. Adalbert Freiherr von Lanna, Prague (b. 1836 - d. 1909), Prague. Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer