Portrait of the Infanta Margarita in a Red Dress by Diego Velasquez

Portrait of the Infanta Margarita in a Red Dress by Diego Velasquez

Philip IV married twice. The first time it happened in 1615, his choice was then the French princess Isabella of Bourbon. In 1649, the royal choice fell on his niece, a very young Marianne of Austria. From the first marriage, the king had two children; from the second – five.

In addition, the loving monarch has at least 30 illegitimate offspring. Velazquez wrote several portraits of the children of Philip GU from his first marriage – Belshazzar Carlos, who died in 1646 sixteen, and Maria Theresa. Several times Velasquez wrote the King’s children from his second marriage – Margarita, born in 1651, and her younger brother, Philip Prosper, who was born in 1657. Children’s portraits created by the artist are amazing in their mood and colors).

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