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Diego Velazquez, 1654-55, Infanta Margarita

The young Margaret Theresa of Spain was the subject of many Velazquez portraits, including his well-known masterpiece Las Meninas. The daughter of King Philip IV of the Spanish Habsburg dynasty, Margaret later became Holy Roman Empress and Queen Consort of Hungary and Bohemia, amongst other prestigious and monarchical titles.

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