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Oliver Ribeton is from the Basque Museum and central to the show:" The insurance is huge. The scenic furnishing is superb and the paintings have never been seen here before."
The exhibition focuses on the so-called
Peace of the Pyrenees of 1659 a treaty that ended nearly thirty years of war between France and Spain.
The pact was contingent upon the royal marriage of the Spanish princess María Teresa, to French king Louis XIV.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Vanishing Man: In pursuit of Velázquez. Join us for this Friday evening talk on 10 June: <a href="https://t.co/vLPZnc2ELJ">https://t.co/vLPZnc2ELJ</a> <a href="https://t.co/jxFKazmPwq">pic.twitter.com/jxFKazmPwq</a></p>— National Gallery (NationalGallery) June 2, 2016
Javier Portas is from the Prado in Madrid:
“Thanks to this painting Maria Teresa gets to know for the first time the face of her future husband. She liked to walk by this painting and say to her maids of honour, ‘look, here is my future husband.’
As a court painter, Velazquez recorded the major events of a turbulent time.