The Family of the Artist

around 1664/65, Artist: Juan Bautista Martinez del Mazo



The Family of the Artist

Mazo was the colleague and son-in-law of Velázquez and his successor as Spanish court painter. The picture offers a glimpse of his studio and shows four children from his marriage to Francisca Velázquez on the left in the foreground; his second wife and her children are to the right. The composition recalls the famous royal family portrait by Velázquez, “Las Meninas” (Museo del Prado, Madrid).

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 10

Object data

Object Name





around 1664/65


Juan Bautista Martinez del Mazo (um 1612 Beteta/Cuenca ? - 1667 Madrid) - GND




149,5 cm x 174,5 cm x 3,8 cm
Framed: 169 cm x 194 cm x 9 cm


Upper left the coat of arms: arm with a mallet (mazo)

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 320


1800 acquired; brought to Paris in the course of Napoleon's raid 1809; given to Rosa on 9.9.1815;

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