Portrait of the painter Eduardo Zamacois seated at a table

Mariano Fortuny, 1838–1874 Spanish

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Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala (1841–1871) was a painter of Basque ancestry who, after training in Paris, traveled to Rome in 1866 and befriended Fortuny. The inscription on this print—"A mi q. Zamacois" (to my dear Zamacois)—reflects their friendship. Recognizing Fortuny’s talent as a printmaker, Zamacois introduced him to the publisher Adolphe Goupil in Paris. Goupil offered Fortuny a contract and published all his etchings. The print was made after Fortuny’s reputation as a printmaker had been established. It is possible that he produced it as a token of his thanks to Zamacois for helping him in his career.

Portrait of the painter Eduardo Zamacois seated at a table, Mariano Fortuny, 1838–1874 (Spanish, 1838–1874), Etching

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