Anthony Bailey tells the story behind the famous painting in Velázquez and the Surrender of Breda. What began as propaganda art to celebrate a rare Spanish victory in the Eighty Years' War with Holland, the painting is today recognized as Velázquez's narrative masterpiece.
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