This beautiful painting by Diego Velazquez features four nails, feet together and supported against a little wooden brace, in a classic contrapposto posture. Both arms draw a subtle curve, instead of forming a triangle. The loincloth is painted rather small, thus showing the nude body as much as possible. The head shows a narrow halo, as if it came from the figure itself; the face is resting on the chest, showing just enough of his features. The long, straight hair covers a great part of the face, perhaps foreshadowing the death, already inflicted as shown by the wound on the right side.
Because of lack of information, the date of the painting is unknown. Nevertheless, historians believe the work was made after Velázquez' return from Italy, probably between 1631 and 1632.
Image size: 16" x 20"
Fade resistant up to 50 years
This premium canvas includes a plastic film on that back that reveals a repositionable adhesive when removed. This adhesive removes cleanly and easily with no residue. Each print also comes with visible cut marks to guide you during the framing process.