Francisco Domingo Marqués

Francisco José Domingo y Marqués (12 March 1842, Valencia – 22 July 1920, Madrid) was a Spanish painter in the Eclectic style.

He was the son of Francisco Domingo Marqués Blasco Lazaro and Agustina. He started his artistic training at the School of Fine Arts of San Carlos, with professors Rafael Montesinos (great admirer of Ribera, painter copied with great intensity the young artist), Miquel Pou, Vicent Castelló and French Placid. Futures coincided with other artists like Antonio Muñoz and Salvador Martínez Cubells Degrain.

In 1864 he moved to Madrid to continue his training at the Royal Academy of San Fernando, with Madrazo and Carlos Federico Sáez. He received an honorable mention for his painting The expulsion of the Moors from the kingdom of Valencia and in 1867 was awarded a third medal Duel seventeenth century (preserved at the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia). Other works that are now painted in the Mass, the masquerade, a poor and Saint Joseph Calasanz made by the College of Escolapis Gandia.

The Regional Exhibition in Valencia gets a gold medal for the Palleter historical subject box and in December 1867 won the Rome prize of the Council granting a pension to the winner in this city for the culmination of their training. The same year he painted the study Muñoz Degrain (Prado Museum). He traveled to Rome in 1868, where it continues with its historical compositions under the direction of Eduardo Rosales. His works, not surprisingly, were influenced by the sober palette restricted Rosales (which is part of Velázquez and Goya). Also vaan assimilating aspects of the work of Fortuny. In the capital of Italy Domingo performs numerous issues “jackets” and began his first work as a pensioner, the last day of Sagunto, Valencia sent to the Exhibition of 1869. Before returning to Valencia finds the intention of the council, placed in the meeting room, a portrait of Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla and offers to make it as a second job and pension could return to Valencia and overcome fevers contracted pal·lúdiques Rome.

When he returns to Valencia was appointed assistant professor of drawing the chairs of the Old and Natural Landscape (for lack of Placid French) for having disciples brothers Benlliure. Open a study workshop to plan Said, known as La Gallera and complete the order Marià Aniento Rubio and his wife Clara. This work consisted in carrying two boxes of size, representing their patron saint, Santa Maria and Santa Clara, both are preserved today in the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia. The box in Santa Clara presented to the National Exhibition of 1871 getting the first medal with the critical Peregrín garcía, along with the painting Death of Lucretia Rosales.

In 1872 he moved to Madrid with his brother Augustine. Here he painted for the palace of the Dukes of the box bailén A party at the time of Louis XV. Two years later he married Elvira Fallola in his honeymoon to Andalucia painted house Pilate.

Decided to settle in Paris, hosted by protecting the dealer Henri Haro. Domingo live in the city for thirty-nine years, until 1914, interrupted only in 1887 to stay the request of Queen Maria Cristina to make a portrait of Alfonso XIII. In his study of sain Cluod adjusts quickly to what was known as High Class Painting, works of art and high-resolution clarity and simplicity in content. Domingo also successfully cultivated the portrait, example of this are the paintings Carmen Cervera, Agustí Domingo painter Joan Peiró, etc. Her painting won high quotes and sold in several countries, with England and the United States Everard marching with Avery dealer and agent Lucas, great American magnates such as William Henry Vanderbilt and Augustin Daly had to work on Sunday their collections. Fortuny continue with the business, working in small and colorful meticulous work style, feeling some influence of French Impressionism. In its mature stage will undo pictorial material to be interested especially in color. Century convent with his works continue to successfully market and expands its dealer Josep Artal to Argentina, where he gets commissions of portraits of presidents Sarmiento and Miter.

In 1914, during the First World War, as old and ill, he returned to Spain. A year later presented 32 works at the National Exhibition to qualify for a medal of honor, but fails. On 17 June 1917 he was elected full member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid and the July 30, 1918 received a tribute of his hometown.

Last Andalusian painter’s work was given to the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia by his son Roberto Domingo Fallola (Paris, 1883 – Madrid, 1956), also a painter, specializing in bullfighting themes. Francesc Domingo died in Madrid on 22 July 1920.

Art Works:
Andalusian (1920)
Figure of a Child (1887)
The Cobbler (1870/75)
Doña Carmen Cervera (1870)
Santa Clara (1869)