29 Apr '17, 10am

Painting by Seville-born Diego Velazquez sells for USD 8.7 million in Madrid, Spain

Painting by Seville-born Diego Velazquez sells for USD 8.7 million in Madrid, Spain

The painting ‘Retrato de una nina’ (‘Portrait of A Girl’), believed to have been done by late Spanish artist Diego Velazquez. Image courtesy of Gerard Julien / AFP The ‘Portrait of A Girl’, which portrays a young girl with large, sad eyes, her hands held together as if in prayer, is believed to be an early work by Sevillian artist Diego Velazquez . Velazquez is best known for his masterpiece ‘Las Meninas’, on display in Madrid’s Prado Museum . It is believed to have been painted by Velazquez around 1616 or 1617, when the artist was only 17 or 18 years old and still living in the southern Spanish city of Seville , the auction house said. It had been in the same family for several generations but had never been properly analysed until the owner decided to sell it. Richard de Willermin, a specialist on 17th century Spanish art who collaborates with the auction house, examined...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/culture/art/painting-by-seville-born...

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