Equestrian Portrait of Philip III

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Equestrian Portrait of Philip III
Spanish: Felipe III a caballo
Artist Diego Velázquez
Year 1634–1635
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 300 cm × 212 cm (120 in × 83 in)
Location Museo del Prado, Madrid
Portrait before 2011 restoration (300 cm x 314 cm)

The Equestrian Portrait of Philip III is a portrait of Philip III of Spain on horseback by Diego Velázquez. It was painted in 1634/35, some years after the subject's death, as part of a series of paintings of the royal family. Intended to be displayed in the Hall of Realms at the Palacio del Buen Retiro in Madrid, it is now in the Prado Museum.

The studio of the artist is believed to have made a significant contribution to the painting.


The equestrian portrait of Philip III was commissioned by his son Philip IV. It was painted for the decoration of the Hall of Realms of the Buen Retiro Palace, along with the equestrian portraits of Phillip III's wife, Queen Margaret, Philip IV, Isabella of France, and Prince Baltasar Carlos.

External links

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog for Velázquez exhibitionfully available online as PDF, containing info on this portrait (see index).
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