Velázquez original page

index:

The Education of the Virgin

Saint John in the Wilderness

-Seven paintings on a canvas with a pattern

The Supper at Emmaus

Venerable Mother Jerónima de la Fuente

The Education of the Virgin

click on the image to read the story
Diego Velázquez has painted ‘The Education of the Virgin’ (1616-17) on a canvas with a woven pattern.
(not to scale)
The painting is in the collection of Yale University Art Gallery

Saint John in the Wilderness

click on the image to read the story

Diego Velázquez has painted ‘Saint John in the Wilderness’ (ca 1622) on a canvas with a woven pattern.
(not to scale)
The painting is in the collection of the Art Insitute of Chicago

Seven paintings on a canvas with a pattern

Diego Velázquez used a patterned canvas in seven paintings, I have woven a reconstruction of three of these and found a publication with an xray image of another one, (source: Boletin 1988, 9 p.66 . Museu del Prado)
All patterns are different and differently woven on the loom!

Venerable Mother Jerónima de la Fuente 1620
Saint John in the Wilderness 1622
Supper at Emmaus 1620
The Education of the Virgin, 1617-18
Adoration of the Magi 1619
Portrait of Don Christóbal Suárez de Ribera 1620
Saint Ildefonso Receiving the Chausuble from the Virgin 1620

The Supper at Emmaus

Diego Velázquez has painted ‘The Supper at Emmaus’ (1620) on a canvas with a woven pattern.
(not to scale)
The painting is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

La venerable madre Sor Jerónima de la Fuente

source: Boletin 1988, 9 p.66 . Museu del Prado

source: Boletin 1988, 9 p.66 . Museu del Prado