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Don Balthasar Charles, Prince of Spain

Don Balthasar Charles, Prince of Spain

Technical details

  • Author Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
  • Title Don Balthasar Charles, Prince of Spain
  • Timeline 1778
  • Technique Aquafortis and drypoint


The original canvas is one of Velázquez’s best and most charming portraits, with the attire and bearing of a general (sash and baton) contrasting with the childish look of the six-year-old model. Prince Balthasar Charles, the hope of Spain, died in Zaragoza in adolescence. Technically, the print is well made and the cloud background is excellent.

Location in the museum

You may find this artwork on  Floor 2 Goya Hall