Past Exhibition: Velázquez

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Velázquez in New York Museums
November 16, 1999 to January 30, 2000
Painting of portrait of king philip IV of Spain dressed in the silver-and-rose costume holding staff and broad-brimmed black hat

To mark the four-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), The Frick Collection brought together for the first time six of the Spanish master’s portraits belonging to public collections in New York. They comprised three works lent by The Hispanic Society of America — Gaspar de Guzman, Count-Duke of Olivares, Portrait of a Little Girl, and Camillo Astalli, known as Cardinal Pamphili; portraits of Juan de Pareja and the Infanta Maria Teresa of Spain lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and The Frick Collection's own portrait of King Philip IV of Spain. Organized jointly by The Frick Collection and The Hispanic Society of America, the exhibition demonstrated the variety and power of the Spanish master's work over a lifetime.

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, King Philip IV of Spain, 1644, The Frick Collection.

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