Frick Collection Announces Return to Public View of Treated and Examined Velázquez Portrait

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One of the most beloved paintings in New York’s Frick Collection, Velázquez’s King Philip IV of Spain has returned to view after an absence of several months. The portrait was cleaned and treated for the first time in over sixty years with astonishing results. Technical studies of the painting were done for the first time and involved microscopy, X-radiography, and infrared reflectography.

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Friday, December 4, 2009