Thursday, 27 October 2011

'New' Velazquez

A painting brought to auction house Bonhams in Oxford last year has been confirmed as a Velazquez. Its tentative title is Portrait of a Gentleman. The subject might be Juan Mateos, Master of the Hunt to King Philip IV of Spain. Confirmed as a Velazquez, the painting's value shoots up to about £3m. It will be auctioned in London on 7 December (title link). Note: the painting is filthy, so I've tweaked the gamma and contrast settings on this graphic to show it more clearly. CLICK for Bonhams.


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