The best Velázquez ever.
I hate and love this, but of course the met just loves this. 
Juan de Pareja, 1650.
"This extraordinary portrait shows Velázquez’s slave of Moorish descent who served as an assistant in his workshop… he became a painter in his own right and was freed by Velázquez in 1654 (the act of liberation was signed in 1650—nine months after the picture was displayed, but it required Pareja to remain another four years with his master)."
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/110002322

The best Velázquez ever.

I hate and love this, but of course the met just loves this.

Juan de Pareja, 1650.

"This extraordinary portrait shows Velázquez’s slave of Moorish descent who served as an assistant in his workshop… he became a painter in his own right and was freed by Velázquez in 1654 (the act of liberation was signed in 1650—nine months after the picture was displayed, but it required Pareja to remain another four years with his master)."

http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/110002322