Infanta Margarita in a white Dress

about 1656, Artist: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez



Infanta Margarita in a white Dress

The portrait shows the five-year old Infanta in a severe pose, as if an adult. The imperial emissary also praises her good behaviour in the letter he sent with the portrait to Vienna. At the same time Velázquez painted the manyfigured portrait “Las Meninas” (Madrid, Prado), in which the small Infanta, standing in the midst of her royal court, reveals more of her individuality.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 10

Object data

Object Name





about 1656


Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 Sevilla - 1660 Madrid) - GND




Overall: 105 cm × 88 cm × 2,5 cm
Framed: 125 cm × 108 cm × 6 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 3691


Probably sent to the imperial court in Vienna shortly after its creation; at an unknown time transferred to Prague Castle; in 1876 transferred from Prague to the imperial picture gallery;

Kunst & Patenschaft

This object is still without a Art Patron. Accept the patronage and make sure that this cultural treasure is preserved for future generations.
Your donation is a direct and sustainable contribution to the scientific documentation, research, restoration, and presentation of the artworks of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

Become an art patron