Balthasar




JUAN BAUTISTA MARTINEZ DEL MAZO (1610/15 - 1667)
Prince Balthasar Carlos, ca. 1645

 






The sixteen-year old crown prince wears the black clothings of the Spanish court together with the decoration of the golden fleece as his only attire. Mazo who had also been his art teacher, used the opportunity for several portraits.

Here, Mazo proves to be a worthy successor of Velazquez in regard to the accuracy with which he is able to reproduce the tender and sensitive personality of the ill-fated prince ...