COLUMBUS MONUMENTS PAGES

Portraits of Christopher Columbus

No portrait painted during Columbus's lifetime appears to have survived, but scores of later artists rendered their Columbuses.
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The Jovian Portrait
The Jovian portrait (1520s)
Woodcut by Tobias Stimmer
Woodcut by Tobias Stimmer (1557) after the Jovian portrait.
Painting by Sebastiano del Piombo (detail)
Painting by Sebastiano del Piombo (1519)
Engraving by Jean de Bry
Engraving by Jean de Bry (15..) after Piombo's portrait

Portrait by Lorenzo Lotto, 1512.
Painting, attributed to Ridolfo Ghirlandaio
Painting, attributed to Ridolfo Ghirlandaio.
Unknown artist
Unknown artist.
Portrait-medal, attributed to Guido Mazzoni
Portrait-medal, attributed to Guido Mazzoni.

Fresco by Federico Zuccari.

Portrait by Pedro Berruguete.
Paul Martin Lester used morphing technology to produce a composite portrait of Christopher Columbus. This resulted in the portrait below.

Composite portrait of Columbus, by Paul Martin Lester, 1993

This page and its subsequent pages - except the Berruguete portrait - are based on: