José Nieto Velázquez

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Diego Velázquez, Portrait of a Man (possibly José Nieto), c. 1635-45. Oil on canvas, Apsley House, London.[1]
Detail of Las Meninas showing José Nieto Velázquez at the door in the background of the painting.

José Nieto Velázquez was the Queen of Spain's chamberlain and keeper of the royal tapestries. He is the figure in the doorway in Diego Velázquez's painting Las Meninas and may have been a relative of the artist.


  1. ^ Portrait of a Man. BBC Your Paintings. Retrieved 14 January 2016.