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After Velázquez, Diego (Spanish painter, 1599-1660) , The Buffoon, Pablo de Valladolid

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Title The Buffoon, Pablo de Valladolid
Alternative Title The Court Jester
Collection Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness
Artist After Velázquez, Diego (Spanish painter, 1599-1660)
Date Earliest about 1850
Date Latest about 1900
Description This is a nineteenth century copy of the painting by Velázquez, c.1635 in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. This painting is very close in size and is a faithful copy of the original. The court jester, posing like an actor, stands in a curiously indeterminate space showing no floor-line. This portrait was revolutionary in that Velázquez reduced space to a neutral element in picture making. Later painters such as Goya and Manet were enthusiastic about this masterpiece, not least for its originally glowing tones of grey in the background, now turned ochre.
Current Accession Number TH.2006.01
Subject portrait (Valladolid, Pablo de)
Measurements 210 x 123 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Transferred from Barrow Town Hall about 1980.
Rights Owner Barrow Borough Council
Author Lisa Howard



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