Today marks the 549th anniversary of the birth of Isabella of Portugal, wife of Charles V, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire, and Queen of Spain. In honor of the great woman's birthday, let's discuss the portrait of her that was painted by Vecellio Tiziano, aka Titian, an Italian master.
1. While this painting may look like just another boring royal portrait, there's a little more back-story to it than usual. Isabella never sat for this portrait; in fact, her husband commissioned it nine years after her... READ ON