Self-portrait by Diego Velázquez
Diego Velázquez (6 June 1599 – 6 August 1660) was a Spanish painter, the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.
- Raphael, to be plain with you, for I prefer to be candid and outspoken, does not please me at all.. ..It is Titian that bears the banner.
- As quoted by Hugh Stokes in Francisco Goya, Herbert Jenkins Limited Publishers, London, 1914, p 71
- Velazquez's remark is to the Italian contemporary painter Salvator Rosa