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Portrait of the Count-Duke of Olivares (Hermitage)

Portrait of Count Duke de Olivares
Artist Diego Velázquez
Year 1635
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 67 cm × 54.5 cm (26 in × 21.5 in)
Location Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

The Portrait of Count-Duke de Olivares is a painting by Spanish artist Diego Velázquez, finished in 1635. It is housed in the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.

The picture portrays Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Prime Minister of Spain during the reign of Philip IV. He is portrayed in half bust over a neuter background, the face appearing tired and swollen, markedly aged from the previous, more famous equestrian portrait of Duke de Olivares also by Velázquez. Olivares wears a simple black dress with a white ruff.


  • Romano, Eileen (2006). Art Classics: Velázquez. ISBN . 

External links

  • Velázquez , exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on this portrait (see index)
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