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 (və-läs′kĕs, bĕ-läth′kĕth), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y 1599-1660.
Spanish painter whose works, including portraits, notably of Pope Innocent X (1650), historical scenes, such as The Surrender of Breda (1635), still lifes, and genre scenes, display his extraordinary technique and mastery of light.
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(Spanish beˈlaθkɛθ) or


(Biography) Diego Rodríguez de Silva y (ˈdjeɣo rɔˈðriɣɛθ de ˈsilβa i). 1599–1660, Spanish painter, remarkable for the realism of his portraits, esp those of Philip IV of Spain and the royal household
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(vəˈlɑs kɛs, -ˈlæs kəs)

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y, 1599–1660, Spanish painter.
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