Don Adrián Pulido Pareja

This portrait was formerly attributed to Velázquez, who is named in the inscription as painter to King Philip IV of Spain. However, it is close in style to Mazo and may either be a copy by him after a lost original by Velázquez, or, more probably, an independent work bearing a misleading signature. It is likely the portrait was executed shortly after 1647 since it shows the sitter wearing the Knight's badge of the Order of Santiago, which he was awarded that year.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1612/16; died 1667
Full title
Don Adrián Pulido Pareja
Date made
after 1647
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
203.8 x 114.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1890
Inventory number
Location in Gallery