Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, 1599–1660). Don Gaspar de Guzmán (1587–1645), Count-Duke of Olivares, ca. 1635. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1952 (52.125) | In full armor and holding a baton, the Count-Duke of Olivares is shown as a victorious commander. His horse holds a dressage position known as a levade. #mustache #movember
Attributed to Antonio Lombardo (Italian, 1458–1516). Eurydice, ca. 1510–16. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.737) | This relief evokes the love between the classical scholar Gaspare Fantuzzi (ca. 1465/70–1536) and his wife Dorotea Castelli, who were both members of patrician families in Bologna and were married in 1502.