Attributed to John Singer Sargent
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oil on canvas
63.5 x 45.72 cm (25 x 18 in.)
Gift in honor of Lucille Hanna,
teacher, of Waltham, Massachusetts 1998.583
The painting is a copy of Diego Velázquez's "King Philip IV as a Huntsman" which is hanging at the Prado. It highlights Sargent's interest in studying Velázquez for use in his portraits.
Sargent must have copied this work on one of his trips to Spain. The date is a guess by me but 1879 coincides with one of his trips to the Prado.
By: Natasha Wallace
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