Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz

Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (1815 - 1894) - Spanish painter of the 19th century, known primarily as a historical painter and portrait painter. Federico Madrazo is a representative of the Madrazo artistic dynasty. His father, brother and son were also artists. In Madrid, Federico Madrazo received the position of court painter from Queen Isabella II. In 1860 Madrazo was appointed director of the Prado Museum and President of the Academy of St. Ferdinand. In 1846, Madrazo was awarded the Legion of Honor. Federico Madrazo's artistic heritage includes numerous portraits of the Spanish nobility, historical and religious paintings.