Portrait of the Count-Duke of Olivares (Hermitage)
|Portrait of Count Duke de Olivares|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||67 cm × 54.5 cm (26 in × 21.5 in)|
|Location||Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg|
The picture portrays Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Prime Minister of Spain during the reign of Philip IV. He is portrayed in half bust over a neutral background, the face appearing tired and swollen, markedly aged from the previous, more famous equestrian portrait of Duke de Olivares also by Velázquez. Olivares wears a simple black dress with a white ruff.
- Velázquez , exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this portrait (see index)