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

Portrait of Mariana of Austria, Queen of Spain

Oil on canvas, 66 x 56 cm
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza, Pedralbes

This painting is probably a preparatory study for the image of the queen which appears in the mirror in Las Meninas, the artist's masterpiece.