I, Juan de Pareja - Chapter 13, In Which I Am Made Free Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth B. de Trevino
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Chapter 13, In Which I Am Made Free Summary

The king often visits the studio informally, quietly passing away an hour admiring the various paintings propped against the wall. When he is alone with Don Diego and his slave, he does not require the usual formalities, although Don Diego always keeps cakes and wine on hand for such occasions. Juan places one of his own canvases among those leaning against the walls. It is a large portrait of the king's three favorite hounds. One of the dogs is Corso, the hunting dog that Juan cured. Juan trembles in fear waiting for the king to discover it.

One day, the king turns the painting over, as Juan knew he eventually would. The painting is good, but both the king and Don Diego immediately realize it is not Velbzquez's work. Juan throws himself at the king's...

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