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Portrait of a Man  1650

by Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo

When this painting entered the Museum's collection in 1889, it was thought to be a self-portrait by Velázquez. Since then, both the attribution and the identification of the sitter have been questioned. A highly accomplished painting, it shows many characteristics of Velázquez's working process as well as signature marks such as the free brushstrokes in the background. To ...
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