Equestrian Portrait of Prince Balthasar Charles
|Equestrian Portrait of Prince Balthasar Charles|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||209 cm × 173 cm (82 in × 68 in)|
Velázquez was commissioned to paint a series of equestrian portraits for the Hall of Realms at the palacio del Buen Retiro in Madrid. This work was meant to fill the gap between two larger equestrian portraits of the prince's parents, Philip IV and Elisabeth of France.
- Graham Dixon speaking on BBC2 , The Culture Show
- Prince Baltasar Carlos in the riding school. Art UK
- Velázquez , exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this portrait (see index)