Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
1815-1894 Spanish Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Gallery Born in Rome, he was the son of the painter Madrazo y Agudo (1781-1859), and received his first instruction from his father. While still attending the classes at the Royal Academy of San Fernando, he painted his first picture, The Resurrection of Christ (1829), which was purchased by Queen Christina. Not long afterwards he painted Achilles in his Tent, and subsequently presented to the Academy The Continence of Scipio, which secured him admission as a member "for merit". While decorating the palace of Vista Alegre he took up portraiture. In 1852 he went to Paris, where he studied under Franz Winterhalter, and painted portraits of Baron Taylor and Ingres. In 1837 he was commissioned to produce a picture for the gallery at Versailles, and painted "Godfrey de Bouillon proclaimed King of Jerusalem". The artist then went to Rome, where he worked at various subjects, sacred and profane. Then he painted Maria Christina in the Dress of a Nun by the Bedside of Ferdinand III (1843), Queen Isabella, The Duchess of Medina-Coeli, and The Countess de Vilches (1845-1847), besides a number of portraits of the Spanish aristocracy, some of which were sent to the exhibition of 1855. He received the Legion of Honour in 1846. He was made a corresponding member of the Paris Academy of Fine Arts on 10 December 1853, and in 1873, on the death of Schnorr, the painter, he was chosen foreign member. After his father's death he succeeded him as director of the Museo del Prado and president of the Academy of San Fernando. He originated in Spain the production of art reviews and journals, such as El Artiste, El Renacimiento, and El Semanario pintoresco. He died at Madrid in 1894.

 

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Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz The General Duke of San Miguel oil painting   

Painting ID::  2279
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
The General Duke of San Miguel
1854 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Amalia de Llano de Llano y Dotres oil painting   

Painting ID::  2280
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Amalia de Llano de Llano y Dotres
1853 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Elizabeth Wethered Barringer oil painting   

Painting ID::  79658
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Elizabeth Wethered Barringer
1852(1852) Oil on canvas 142.2 x 99.7 cm (56 x 39.3 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Retrato de Ines Francisca de Silva Bazan y Tellez Giron oil painting   

Painting ID::  82454
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Retrato de Ines Francisca de Silva Bazan y Tellez Giron
1863(1863) Medium Oil cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Portrait of Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen oil painting   

Painting ID::  83521
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Portrait of Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen
1853(1853) Medium Oil on panel Dimensions 46 x 37.5 cm (18.1 x 14.8 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Elizabeth Wethered Barringer oil painting   

Painting ID::  83659
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Elizabeth Wethered Barringer
1852(1852) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 142.2 x 99.7 cm (56 x 39.3 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Retrato de Ines Francisca de Silva-Bazan y Tellez Giron oil painting   

Painting ID::  92321
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Retrato de Ines Francisca de Silva-Bazan y Tellez Giron
1863(1863) Medium oil cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Jaime Girona y Agrafel oil painting   

Painting ID::  94023
Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
Jaime Girona y Agrafel
1856(1856) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 123 x 90 cm (48.4 x 35.4 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

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Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz
1815-1894 Spanish Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz Gallery Born in Rome, he was the son of the painter Madrazo y Agudo (1781-1859), and received his first instruction from his father. While still attending the classes at the Royal Academy of San Fernando, he painted his first picture, The Resurrection of Christ (1829), which was purchased by Queen Christina. Not long afterwards he painted Achilles in his Tent, and subsequently presented to the Academy The Continence of Scipio, which secured him admission as a member "for merit". While decorating the palace of Vista Alegre he took up portraiture. In 1852 he went to Paris, where he studied under Franz Winterhalter, and painted portraits of Baron Taylor and Ingres. In 1837 he was commissioned to produce a picture for the gallery at Versailles, and painted "Godfrey de Bouillon proclaimed King of Jerusalem". The artist then went to Rome, where he worked at various subjects, sacred and profane. Then he painted Maria Christina in the Dress of a Nun by the Bedside of Ferdinand III (1843), Queen Isabella, The Duchess of Medina-Coeli, and The Countess de Vilches (1845-1847), besides a number of portraits of the Spanish aristocracy, some of which were sent to the exhibition of 1855. He received the Legion of Honour in 1846. He was made a corresponding member of the Paris Academy of Fine Arts on 10 December 1853, and in 1873, on the death of Schnorr, the painter, he was chosen foreign member. After his father's death he succeeded him as director of the Museo del Prado and president of the Academy of San Fernando. He originated in Spain the production of art reviews and journals, such as El Artiste, El Renacimiento, and El Semanario pintoresco. He died at Madrid in 1894.