Portrait of Archbishop Fernando de Valdés by Diego Velazquez

A fragment of a portrait showing the head and shoulders with black hat and cape, against a crimson curtain.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
66 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
1967
Vendor:
Angus Bainbrigge

Fernando de Valdés was archbishop of Granada in 1633. A full length painting exists, but here the sitter is older, suggesting that this portrait is the copy.

Provenance

Jose de Madrazo, Keeper of the Spanish Royal Collection; Sir David Wilkie; Sir George I. Campbell of Succoth; Mr Hugh Borthwick Norton; Mr Angus Bainbrigge.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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