Portrait of the Infanta Margarita (1651-1673), copy after Diego Velázquez
Diego Velázquez
Portrait of the Infanta Margarita (1651-1673)
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Diego Velázquez, Infantin Margarita Teresa (1651-1673) in weißem Kleid, um 1656, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien

copy afterDiego Velázquez

Portrait of the Infanta Margarita (1651-1673), after 1656


Dimensions
137.5 x 106 cm
Physical Description
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Inventory Number
1074
Acquisition
Acquired in 1872 with funds provided by Frankfurter Kunstverein
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 19

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Looks familiar? This copy of the portrait of the five-year-old Spanish infanta was thought to be an original by Velázquez when acquired. This explains the prominent position it was given in the 19th-century hang of the collection documented by the research project “Time Machine: The Städel Museum in the Nineteenth Century”. The majestic portrait of the young princess was presented alongside similarly revered masterpieces such as Botticelli’s Simonetta and Fra Angelico’s Madonna. Today, however, the difference in quality between the copy and Velázquez’s original in Vienna is clearly noticeable.

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07.06.2024