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Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874) | Orientalist painter

Mariano Fortuny y Marsal has passed into posterity as one of 19th-century Spain’s greatest masters. The stature of his art is accompanied by the memory of an enormous international success equaled only by Sorolla🎨 in his time.
Famous in Second-Empire Paris, his work was one of the most coveted of its time by major European and American collectors.

Fortuny and his colleague from Madrid, Rosales, both generated a vast circle of disciples, followers and imitators, and remained unforgettable during the second half of the century.
Fortuny was born on 11 May 1871, to an artistic family in Granada, Spain.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Mariano Fortuny see: