Vatican Splendors - Papal Portrait by Igor Babailov
Artist Igor Babailov and Pope Benedict XVI
Igor Babailov, Vatican Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, Official Life Papal Portrait Sketches, Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI
In the preparation for the portrait the Vatican honored Igor Babailov with a special sitting
with Pope Benedict XVI to draw life studies for the Papal Portrait.
With His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
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Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI 
"The Truth, The Way and The Life"
Portrait of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Oil on Canvas, 72" x 48" ( 183 cm x 122 cm )
Collection:  Vatican, Rome
"This portrait is much more than an image, it is a painting of a presence. It catches the Pope’s shyness, physical presence and strength... one of the best portraits of the Pope I've ever seen!"
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~   Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States
Pope Portrait, Papal Nuncio to the U.S. Pietro Sambi, Washington, DC
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