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Diego Velázquez: 'Philip IV of Spain'

King Philip IV of Spain (1605 - 1665) was the son of Philip III and Margaret of Austria. His reign saw the decline of Spanish power. He wears the badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece on a gold chain.

Probably painted about 1656, and one of the last portraits Velázquez made of his royal patron. Many copies and versions of this portrait type exist.

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From The National Gallery Podcast: Episode Forty Six, August 2010


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