Description Ferdinand of Spain (1571-1577) was the son of Philip II of Spain and a half-brother of Archduchess Isabella, near whose portrait in the Walters' Chamber of Wonders this portrait hangs.Ferdinand still wears a skirt, so he must be no more than about four years old. He would soon transition to adult male pants. Coello trained in Brussels and spent much of his career in Philip's service. A portrait by Coello of Ferdinand in a green coat with a pet bird was in the king's estate; this is that painting or a version made for a relative such as Isabella.
|1/01/1900||Examination||examined for condition|
|9/09/1957||Treatment||coated; examined for condition; inpainted; varnish removed or reduced|
|11/27/1970||Treatment||loss compensation; coated|
|9/06/1991||Examination||examined for condition; inpainted; varnish removed or reduced; x-ray|
Provenance Phillip II of Spain, by commission (?); Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, July 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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