TIZIANO Vecellio
(b. 1490, Pieve di Cadore, d. 1576, Venezia)

The Trinity in Glory

c. 1552-54
Oil on canvas, 346 x 240 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Emperor Charles V described the painting in a codicil to his will, in which he ordered that a high altar should be erected containing this painting, as the Last Judgment. It depicts Charles V and members of his family together with angels and biblical figures worshipping the Holy Trinity. Charles V, his wife Isabella of Portugal and their son Philip II appear on the right side, wrapped in white shrouds and accompanied by angels.