Quinn, James (1870-1951; Australian), after Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660; Spanish)
The Infanta Margarita Teresa (c.1895)
Oil on canvas, 69.5 x 56.5 cm
Presented by the artist, 1895
National Gallery of Victoria (8-2)

Quinn, the recipient of the NGV Travelling Scholarship in 1893, made this copy in the Louvre. Velazquez’s picture, already in Paris by 1654, shows the princess, born in 1651, as a young child; she also appears prominently in the foreground of Velazquez’s Las Meninas (Prado, 1656).

See also Longstaff after Velazquez Aesopus 1890 {1890} NGV [PA].


AR 1895, p.27; NGV 1905, p.142 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 6th bay, no.16) 

For Quinn’s copy, see also Merryn Gates(ed.), re: Creation / Recreation (1989), cat.no.22 and fig.10 (reproduced as shown here)

For the Louvre painting, see http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Retrato_de_la_infanta_Margarita_(4),_by_Diego_Velázquez.jpg