Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid
|Pablo de Valladolid or |
Portrait of a famous actor
in the time of Philip IV
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||209 cm × 123 cm (82 in × 48 in)|
|Location||Museo del Prado, Madrid|
Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid is a portrait by Diego Velázquez of Pablo or "Pablillos" de Valladolid, 1587–1648, a jester and actor at Philip IV's court from 1632 until his death. It is now in the Prado, to which it was moved in 1827.
In 1701 it was at the Palacio del Buen Retiro, in 1772 at the Palacio Real de Madrid and in 1816 at the Academia de San Fernando. In 1865, during his visit to Spain, the French painter Édouard Manet wrote of it:
|“||Perhaps the most astonishing piece of painting that has ever been made is the picture entitled Portrait of a famous actor at the time of Philip IV (Pablillos Valladolid). The background disappears. It is air that surrounds the man, dressed entirely in black and full of life.||”|
Other images of same model
- Pablo de Valladolid. Museo del Prado. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
- Velázquez , exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this portrait (see index)