(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

Jerónimo de Cevallos (detail)

c. 1610
Oil on canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid

While the enormous ruff might seem a little pretentious, the face, with its tremulous outline and slightly drawn features, conveys dignity and serenity.

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