Catalog of Portraits, 1909-1911, 1929 [page 85]

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definition and undisturbed possession of the dukedom of Parma. Then, according to the tradition of the House, the portrait of Philip IV, painted at Frapa, by Velasquez, went from the Royal Palace of Madrid (very likely that one of the Buen Retiro) to the ducal Palace of Parma, and it is not to be wondered at that such a thing might happen, seeing that King Ferdinand looked at the removal of the picture without sorrow, considering the taste of the period. In the Palace of Parma the portrait was not appreciated, as we can see, for neither critics nor profanes spoke of it. The portrait departed from that



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