Equestrian Portrait of Philip III

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Equestrian Portrait of Philip III
Velázquez - Felipe III (Museo del Prado, 1634-35).jpg
Artist Diego Velázquez
Year 1634–1635
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 300 cm × 314 cm (120 in × 124 in)
Location Museo del Prado, Madrid

The Equestrian Portrait of Philip III is a portrait of Philip III of Spain on horseback by Diego Velázquez. It was painted in 1634/35 as part of a series of paintings of reigning monarchs, their predecessors and the Princes of Asturias for the Salón de Reinos at the Palacio del Buen Retiro. It is now in the Prado Museum.

Purpose[edit]

The equestrian portrait of Philip III was painted for the decoration of the Hall of Realms of the Buen Retiro Palace, along with the equestrian portraits of Velázquez's wife, Queen Margaret, Philip IV, Isabella of France, and Prince Baltasar Carlos.

External links[edit]

  • Velázquez , exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this portrait (see index)