Infante Felipe Próspero, 1660 by Diego Velazquez
The bloodless face of the blue-eyed prince looks even paler due to the contrast with the silver highlights in his straw-coloured fair hair. Pale daylight falls in through the open door in the background. Otherwise, the room is full of shadows that seem to threaten the little figure. Palomino considered this portrait one of the finest ever painted by Velázquez, and singled out the little dog on the chair for special praise.