This blockbuster exhibition at the Prado covers the last decade in the life of Diego Velázquez, a leading painter of the Spanish Golden Age, and focuses on his work in the service of the Spanish monarchy.
It is the first time that many of the artist's most important works have been displayed together, many of them on loan from major museums across Europe.
The exhibition's main attraction is the portrait of Pope Innocent X from London's Apsley House. The painting is on show in Spain for the first time and is a version of the celebrated portrait at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome.
Other highlights include portraits of the Infanta Margarita, Cardinal Camillo Massimo, and Philip IV. The exhibition concludes with works of court portraiture by Velázquez’s successors Martínez del Mazo and Carreño.