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.
Overall: 105 cm × 88 cm × 2,5 cm
Framed: 125 cm × 108 cm × 6 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
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;
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