METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Philip IV of Spain. Oil-on-canvas painting of Philip IV (1605-1665), who reigned as King of Spain from 1621 to his death. He was also King of Portugal from 1621 to 1640. Philip IV was a member of the Habsburg dynasty that ruled in several countries in Europe. Like many of the later Habsburgs, he had a protruding lower jaw and lip (the 'Habsburg jaw'). This condition, known as mandibular prognathism, was one of the results of many generations of inbreeding. This portrait dates from around 1624, and shows the king wearing a gold chain and the emblem of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The painting is by Spanish artist Diego Velazquez.
Model release not required. Property release not required.