VELÁZQUEZ, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y
(b. 1599, Sevilla, d. 1660, Madrid)
Portrait of a Manc. 1649
Oil on canvas, 76 x 64,5 cm
Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London
Alonso Cano and Velázquez were good friends from their days as students in Seville. Even they worked together restoring the Venetian paintings of the king damaged by fire. It is supposed that the sitter of this painting is Alonso Cano, however, there is no documentary evidence of it.