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Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67)

'The infant Don B. Carlos' 1857

Albumen print | 17.3 x 13.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2081409

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Photograph of a painting of a half length portrait of Don Baltasar Carlos, also known as Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias (1629-46). The sitter faces slightly to the left and gazes at the viewer. He wears an embroidered jacket and a sash.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Diego Velázquez (1599-1660). The painting is very similar to his painting of the same subject, dating from 1640. It is possible the painting is by a follower of Velázquez.

  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

    After a work previously attributed to Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Balthasar Carlos, Prince of the Asturias (1629-46)
  • 17.3 x 13.4 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-Spanish school