Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish, 1584–1669
Philip IV with Two Servants, between 1627 and 1632
oil on canvas
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación, Madrid

Philip II's daughter Isabella Clara Eugenia, governor of the Spanish Netherlands, sent several sets of opulent armor as a gift to her nephew, Philip IV. For this portrait of the king, Gaspar de Crayer combined features of two different garnitures for artistic effect. He copied the type of armor from one set, but borrowed its decoration of gilded foliage from another.