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Las Meninas | High resolution Painting & Details

Las Meninas |  Painting & Details

Las Meninas

Details Of the Painting

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Detail showing Philip IV’s daughter, the Infanta Margaret Theresa. Her left cheek was largely repainted after being damaged in the fire of 1734.

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Detail showing Don José Nieto Velázquez at the door in the background of the painting

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Detail of the mirror hung on the back wall, showing the reflected images of Philip IV and his wife, Mariana of Austria

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Detail of the mirror hung on the back wall, showing the reflected images of Philip IV and his wife, Mariana of Austria

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Detail showing the red cross of the Order of Santiago painted on the breast of Velázquez. Presumably this detail was added at a later date, as the painter was admitted to the order by the king’s decree on November 28, 1659.

 

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