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Las Meninas

La Familia de Felipe IV

The group of court servants positioned around the Infanta Margarita includes two “meninas” or ladies-in-waiting who attend her; Mari Bárbola and Nicolasito Pertusato on the right; an unidentified male attendant; the chamberlain José Nieto in the background, and Velázquez himself working in front of a large canvas. Reflected in the background mirror are Philip IV and Mariana of Austria, Margarita’s…