Velasquez or not?

January 20 2017

Image of Velasquez or not?

Picture: TAN

A much debated portrait of Philip IV of Spain in the Ringling Museum in Florida might have come one step closer to being accepted as a genuine Velasquez, after Infra-red scans revealed a number of alterations to the original. It turns out that the clothing, which has put off some experts in the past, was actually a later addition, and that Philip was originally wearing armour. Hence, I presume, his rather portly stomach. More here

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