VELÁZQUEZ, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y
(b. 1599, Sevilla, d. 1660, Madrid)

The Buffoon Don Cristóbal de Castañeda y Pernia (detail)

1637-40
Oil on canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The buffoon's red robe is almost Turkish in style, and his head-dress suggests a fool's cap. He glares fiercely into space.