Essays in 2015

Essay on Velazquez
October 20, 2015

This illustrated essay is undated but it clearly a journeyman work. It's subject is the Spanish master Diego Velazquez (1599-1660), court painter to King Philip IV. Contents: 14 pages and one loose leaf, 380 x 315 mm, cartridge paper.

"Amidst Philip the Fourth’s character, totally unsuited for his position, survived one rare talent, the talent for recognizing other talent. Spain had and has little to thank him for but, of the little due to him surely his patronising of Spain’s ablest painter justifies his existence."

March 3, 2015

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