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Diego Vel&aacute;zquez: <EM>Infante Felipe Pr&oacute;spero</EM>, 1659.Kunsthistorisches Museum, ViennaInv. GG 319. &copy; KHM, Vienna.Photo courtesy of The National Gallery
Diego Velázquez: Infante Felipe Próspero, 1659.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Inv. GG 319. © KHM, Vienna.
Photo courtesy of The National Gallery
LONDON  •  The National Gallery  •  Ongoing

Drawing on the National Gallery's own nine works and eight major loans from the Museo del Prado and other collections, this exhibition includes around forty works almost half of the world's surviving works by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 - 1660), official court painter to King Philip IV (1606 - 1665) and considered one of the greatest painters to have ever lived.

The show includes a trio of rarely lent portraits painted towards the end of Velázquez's career from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, depicting the royal children: Infanta Maria Teresa in Pink, 'Infanta Margarita in Blue and Infante Felipe Prospero. There is also the rarely seen  Temptation of St Thomas Aquinas from the cathedral museum in Orihuela, Spain.

The National Gallery Web Site

Contact: The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
Tel: (44) 020 7747 28 85

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