Portrait of Philip IV in Armour

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Portrait of Philip IV in Armour
Retrato de Felipe IV en armadura, by Diego Velázquez.jpg
ArtistDiego Velázquez
Yearc. 1623
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions57 cm × 44 cm (22 in × 17 in)
LocationMuseo del Prado, Madrid

The Portrait of Philip IV in Armour is a portrait of Philip IV of Spain by Velázquez now in the Museo del Prado in Madrid. It is one of the artist's most realistic portraits of Philip IV and was one of the first he produced after being made painter to the king in 1623. Its style corresponds to the artist's beginnings in Seville and shows its subject in a sculptural style like a portrait bust, with abrupt colour contrasts.


  • (in Spanish) Carrassat, P.F.R., Maestros de la pintura, Spes Editorial, S.L., 2005. ISBN 84-8332-597-7