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Jacopo Robusti, detto Tintoretto - The Fall of Phaethon
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Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - Portrait of Francesco I d’Este
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Bust of Francesco I d’Este
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Prospero Clemente - Bust of Ercole II d'Este
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Domenico Galli - Cello
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Boy with thorn
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Annibale Carracci - Venus and Love
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Double Harp
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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Venus, Mars and Cupid
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Guido Mazzoni - Head of an old man
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Antonio Raggi - Sacred Love defeating profane Love
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Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, detto l'Antico - The Gonzaga Vase
Jacopo Robusti, detto Tintoretto - The Fall of Phaethon
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez - Portrait of Francesco I d’Este
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Bust of Francesco I d’Este
Prospero Clemente - Bust of Ercole II d'Este
Domenico Galli - Cello
Boy with thorn
Annibale Carracci - Venus and Love
Double Harp
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Venus, Mars and Cupid
Guido Mazzoni - Head of an old man
Antonio Raggi - Sacred Love defeating profane Love
Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, detto l'Antico - The Gonzaga Vase

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The portrait was commissioned by Francesco I d'Este on the occasion of a state visit to Spain, undertaken in the summer of 1638, thanks to which he hoped to forge a significant alliance with King Philip IV. During this stay the young duke decided to be portrayed by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), official court painter and one of the most acclaimed artists of his time. The portrait, in addition to being realized from a close viewpoint, presents a three-quarter cut, in such a way as to give a sensation of immediacy and proximity, almost intimacy. The painter's careful sense of introspection succeeds in capturing the essence of the young Duke by giving the portrait a patina of informal royalty, not devoid of a hint of ambition and desire for prestige.

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