Velázquez, Philip IV of Spain

Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y (Seville 1599 – Madrid 1660). Philip IV of Spain. Half-length portrait to the right of the youthful king with the Order of the Golden Fleece. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Belvedere / Velasquez pt. / W. French sc., otherwise in German as before. 6 × 4½ in (15.2 × 11.4 cm).

Under Philip IV (1605-1665, accession to the throne 1621, “the bull-fights reached the culmination of their splendour” (Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 4th ed., XV, 322 f.).

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