Fortuny, Maria

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Fortuny, Maria Gender: M
Marià Josep Maria Bernat Fortuny i Marsal
born on 11 June 1838 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Reus, Spain, 41n09, 1e07
Timezone LMT m1e07 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°48' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°54 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°06'

Maria Fortuny


Spanish artist, the leading Catalan painter of his day, with an international reputation.

His brief career encompassed works on a variety of subjects common in the art of the period, including the Romantic fascination with Orientalist themes, historicist genre painting, military painting of Spanish colonial expansion, as well as a prescient loosening of brush-stroke and color.

He died somewhat suddenly on November 21, 1874 in Rome, Italy from an attack of tertian ague, or malaria, contracted while painting in the open air at Naples and Portici in the summer of 1874.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes baron Jean Charles Davillier's book, "Life of Fortuny with His Works & Correspondence" (1885), pp. 9-10: "Mariano Fortuny was born at Reus, June 11th, 1838, at six in the morning ... Here is the literal translation of his baptismal certificate '... He was born at six o'clock, this morning. His parents were the married couple, Mariano Fortuny, cabinet maker, and his wife, Teresa Marsal.'"


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist