José da Cunha Taborda

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José da Cunha Taborda
José da Cunha Taborda - 1833.png
portrait of José da Cunha Taborda, 1833
Born (1766-04-28)April 28, 1766
Died June 4, 1836(1836-06-04) (aged 70)
Nationality Portuguese

José da Cunha Taborda (April 28, 1766 - June 4, 1836) was a Portuguese painter and architect.

He was born at Fundão, in the diocese of Guarda, in 1766. After studying painting under Joaquim Manuel da Rocha, he went in 1788 to Rome, where he placed himself under the tuition of Antonio Cavallucci, and gained reputation by a picture of "The Summoning of Cincinnatus to the Dictatorship." After his return to Portugal he was in 1799 appointed professor at the Lisbon Academy, and in 1803 court painter, in which capacity he painted in the royal palace of Ajuda and the hall of the Cortes.