(b. 1614, Avilés, d. 1685, Madrid)

Portrait of Queen Mariana de Austria

Oil on canvas, 206 x 123,5 cm
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

Mariana de Austria was the daughter of German Emperor Ferdinand III and Doña María, daughter of the sister of Philip IV, King of Spain. She married her uncle, Philip IV in 1649, and after the death of the king she governed Spain until the coming of age of their son, Crown Prince Carlos. In this painting the Queen is represented sitting in the Salon of Mirrors in the Alcázar in Madrid.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.