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Velazquez Aesopus

1977? Postcard reproduction of Velazquez' portrait of Aesop. Museo del Prado. Printed in Spain. Madrid: Ediciones Artisticas. $.50 at the Prado, July, '86.

This is an evocative full-length portrait of "Aesopus." One hand holds a book, while the other is inside his very simple wrap-around cloak. He looks directly into the viewer's eye. His look scrutinizes. His face is anything but pretty!