Gondolas on a canal, Venice
The signing of the marriage contract
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Jose Gallegos y Arnosa ( 1859 - 1917)
José Gallegos y Arnosa was born on 3rd May 1859 at Jerez de la Frontera between Cadiz and Seville in southern Spain. He studied in Madrid under Frederigo de Madrazo (1815-1894), an artist who had achieved considerable success in Paris, being appointed Legion d’Honneur. Madrazo had returned to Madrid as director of the National Gallery and as director of the School of Painting. A painter of historical subjects and portraiture, Madrazo was to have little influence in terms of subject matter on his pupil Gallegos.