George A. Reid

Copy after Velásquez "Portrait of a Dwarf with a Dog"

1896
In 1896, George Reid finally succeeded in fulfilling his desire to go to Spain, and more particularly to the Prado Museum in Madrid, where he executed this copy of a work by Velásquez. Thomas Eakins, his former professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, who had himself spent some months visiting the Prado collections, had instilled in him a taste for Velásquez's work.
Title
Copy after Velásquez "Portrait of a Dwarf with a Dog"
Date
1896
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
137 x 102 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1980
Accession number
23530