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

Lady with a Fan

c. 1640
Oil on canvas, 95 x 70 cm
Wallace Collection, London

The identity of the sitter is not known but she is evidently a lady of quality. The painting is a rare example of Velázquez's portraiture outside the Court circle of Philip IV.