Junger spanischer Edelmann
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660)

Junger spanischer Edelmann,

um 1631
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
89,2 x 69,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VI
Department
Spanische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
518
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Junger spanischer Edelmann, um 1631, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3EZK4eb (Last updated on 14.09.2022)
An unidentified young man is shown in the dress of the Spanish Court at the time. His alert look is directed at the viewer; his right hand rests on his hip with his arm bent. The painter has executed individual areas—the hands and parts of the collar—using a few, skillfully placed brushstrokes but not elaborated on them. It can be assumed that these are an early indication of the non finito aesthetic that is especially evident in Velázquez’s work from the 1640s onwards.

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