Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo

c. 1612-1667 Spain/Baroque

 

Brief Biography- Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo was considered a native of Madrid. He was thought to have been a student of Deigo Velázquez who became his future father-in-law in 1633. He was a painter of landscapes and portraits who was highly influenced by Velázquez. According to Antonio Palomino, his copies of his master’s works and that of Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian, were remarkable to such an extent that his works could have been passed as the originals. In 1661 he became successor to Velázquez as court painter, a position he held for the remainder of his life.

 

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Dona Maria
of Austria

Dona Maria of Austria

A Retiro
Pond

A Retiro Pond

View of
Zaragoza

View of Zaragoza

Woman with a
Sleeping Child

Woman with a Sleeping Child

The Hunting Party
at Aranjuez

The Hunting Party at Aranjuez

The Artist's
Family

Artist's Family

Portrait of
Baltasar

Portrait of Baltasar Carlos of Spain

View of the City
of Zaragoza

View of the City of Zaragoza

The Jester
Antonio

Portrait of the English Jester Antonio

The Empress
Dona

The Empress Dona Margarita de Austria in Mourning Dress

The Infanta
Margarita

Portrait of the Infanta Margarita

The Infant Maria
Theresa of Spain

The Infant Maria Theresa of Spain

Infante Don
Baltazar Carlos

Infante Don Baltazar Carlos