Colloque : « Velázquez and the Spanish Prince : Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School ».

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660), Portrait de l’infant Baltasar Carlos sur son poney, 1634-1635, Huile sur toile, 211,5 × 177 cm, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado.

Type : Colloque.
Date de l’événement : 4 et 5 mars 2021.
Lieu : Online / The Wallace Collection.

Drawing together an international panel of eminent scholars working on the Spanish Habsburg Court and Spanish art, this two-session conference focuses on one of the best-loved paintings at the Wallace Collection, Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School.

Our first session will explore the Wallace Collection painting and the questions raised by its recent restoration, including Velázquez’s technique, and the broader context that might have influenced the composition. Our second session will explore the differences between the Wallace Collection picture and the fully-accepted autograph version in a private collection, aiming to reveal the complexities of these two portraits.

This conference is generously supported by the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH).
The conference will be in English with the option of simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Ticket information:
https://www.wallacecollection.org/whats-on/conference-velázquez-and-the-spanish-prince-baltasar-carlos-in-the-riding-school/

Programme

Session 1: Thursday 4 March 2021
« One of the gems from the sale »: Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School at the Wallace Collection

15.00-15.20
Director’s welcome and introductory remarks
Dr Xavier Bray (Director, Wallace Collection, London)

15.20-15.40
The Conservation of Baltasar Carlos: Discoveries and Observations
Nicole Ryder (Conservator, London)

15.40-15.50 Break

15.50-16.10
The Renaissance Knight in Spain: Jousts, Tournaments and Courtly Spectacles under the Habsburgs, 1540-1635
Dr Tobias Capwell (Curator of Arms and Armour, Wallace Collection, London)

16.10-16.30
Women in Prince Baltasar Carlos’s Retinue
Mercedes Llorente (Frances Yates Fellowship, Warburg Institute, London)

16.30-16.40 Break

16.40-18.00
Roundtable discussion
Moderated by Natalia Muñoz-Rojas (Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant, Wallace Collection, London)

Session 2: Friday 5 March 2021
A Portrait of the Prince Don Balthasar Carlos on Horseback with the Count Duke: A second version Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School

15.00-15.20
Two Images of Prince Baltasar Carlos in the Riding School
Natalia Muñoz-Rojas (Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant, Wallace Collection, London)

15.20-15.40
The Prince, the Count-Duke and the Buen Retiro
Sir John Elliott (Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, Oriel College, Oxford University, Oxford)

15.40-16.10
Art and Play at the Prince Baltasar Carlos’s Household
Dr Peter Cherry (Lecturer, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College, Dublin) and Dr María Cruz de Carlos Varona (Lecturer, Department of History and Theory of Art, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

16.10-16.20 Break

16.20-18.00
Roundtable discussion and conclusions
Moderated by Dr Lelia Packer (Curator of Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German and Pre-1600 Painting, Wallace Collection, London)