Portrait of the Infanta Maria Theresa of Spain

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The infanta Maria Theresa of Spain or
The infanta Maria Theresa aged 14
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Artist Diego Velázquez
Year 1652–1653
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 127 cm × 98.5 cm (50 in × 38.8 in)
Location Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

The infanta Maria Theresa of Spain or The infanta Maria Theresa aged 14 is a 1653 portrait by Diego Velázquez of Maria Theresa of Spain. It has been cut down at the top and bottom and is now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

It is considered one of the artist's best late portraits, showing its subject in a majestic pose, illuminated in a light dress against a dark background. Its seriousness and formality is added to by the two watches she carries, whilst the handkerchief in her left hand is one of the painting's highlights.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Museo del Prado. Pintura española de los siglos XVI y XVII. Enrique Lafuente Ferrari. Aguilar S.A. 1964

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)