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Book Competition

22 January 2016

This week’s competition prize is The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velázquez, by Laura Cumming (Chatto & Windus, £18.99). Click here for your chance to win.

Part biography and part detective story, this volume explores the life of Velázquez and traces the tale of John Snare, a Victorian bookseller whose life was changed on discovering an apparently long-lost work by the great Spanish painter.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 5 February 2016.

Which Spanish king appointed Velázquez as his official portrait painter?

This competition closes at midday on 5 February 2016.

For our last competition prize we offered Julia Margaret Cameron: Photographs to electrify you with delight and startle the world, by Marta Weiss (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, £25)

Which famous Victorian poet was Julia Margaret Cameron’s neighbour on the Isle of Wight?

Answer: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Congratulations to the winner, Rory Scott.