"The Dying Seneca", an early work of Velasquez, the great Spanish painter, will be on display at the Fogg Art Museum during the rest of this week as a loan from the Ehrich galleries of New York. The picture is not signed, but internal evidence is very strong in favor of Velasquez as its author, according to Associate Professor G. H. Edgell '09, of the department of Fine Arts.
"The violent contrasts of light and shade are characteristic of Velasquez' early work," he said, "and is the type of thing that was done by Velasquez while he was under the influence of Jusepe de Ribera, an earlier Spaniard."
The Fogg Museum also possesses a picture by Ribera similar to the Velasquez now on display. This picture, which is the painter's conception of St. Jerome, is part of the Museum's permanent collection and is hung in the second floor galleries.