Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta

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Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta


Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (Rome 1841 – 1920) was a Spanish realist painter.

He studied painting under his father, Federico de Madrazo, and at the School of the Beaux Arts in Madrid[citation needed]. He was born in Rome, but after 1860 he lived mostly in Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Léon Cogniet, and eventually established a studio. His remarkable technical ability made him a highly successful portrait and genre painter in a Salon style.

As an artist of international standing he commanded premium prices for his work. His $2,000 fee for painting Secretary Root from


  • Portús Pérez, J. (2004). The Spanish Portrait: from El Greco to Picasso. London: Scala. ISBN 978-1-85759-374-7

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