Detail from The Canal, Amsterdam, 1889, James McNeill Whistler, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow


Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez

Nationality: Spanish
Date of birth: 1599.06.06
Place of birth: Seville
Date of death: 1660.08.08
Place of death: Madrid
Category: painter


Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez was a painter.


He was greatly admired by Whistler, who saw his work in Manchester in 1857, in London, Paris, and in International loan shows. Whistler's portraits, such as Harmony in Grey and Green: Miss Cicely Alexander y129, were often compared to those of Velasquez.


Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols, Paris, 1956-61; w Grove Dictionary of Art Online.