Biography of Manuel Domínguez Sánchez (1840-1906)

Spanish painter; He was born in Madrid on December 21, 1840 and died in Cuenca on April 15, 1906. He was a disciple of Federico de Madrazo at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de Madrid until 1864, year in which concluded their studies, moves to Rome with a scholarship. On his return, he was appointed Assistant Professor of the same school where he studied.

Soon began to receive commissions of importance, such as the collaboration in the decorations of the Madrid palaces of the Dukes of Santoña and the marquises of Anglada and Linares (the ladder of whose Palace, today Casa de América and only one of the three that remains, still remains its agriculture allegory, which attended to the national exhibition of 1884) and the domes of San Francisco el Grande. In 1904, he entered the Royal Academy of fine arts of San Fernando. He participated in national exhibitions of 1860, 62, 64, 66, 71, 84, 90-92 and 99 and obtains third-class medal in the 1866 by Margaret in front of the mirror and first class in 1871 by the known as the death of Seneca picture, rather than his actual title was none other than Seneca, after opening the veins, of put in a bath and his friends, possessed of pain, swear hatred of Nero which decreed the death of his master, work excessively static or Classicist, defect of which adolcen on numerous occasions the pictures painted during the stay in the Academy of Rome. Again he obtained the third class in 1899 by La Plaza de Noya (Galicia). It also won awards at the Universal exhibition in Vienna in 1873 and Paris in 1878. Taste above observed the entitled explanatory, almost by the way of which appear at the foot of the engravings of the time and even in the romances of blind, shown in one of the major works of Domínguez Sánchez, also present, but not awarded, at the exhibition of 1860: Doña María Pacheco can get out disguised as the city of Toledo, thanks to the generosity of Gutierre López de Padilla. Other works of importance are the resurrection of the daughter of Jairus, Silvano, God of forests, a study of Venice and a good series of portraits commissioned by different government agencies, such as the widower Marquis of Pontejos in Ateneo de Madrid, that of Francisco Salmerón in the Congress of deputies or that of Alfonso XII was hung at the Ministry of developmentthe Central University of Madrid and the Spanish Embassy in Paris. Its good relations with the authorities are shown also in orders as the Presidency of the section Spanish at the Universal exhibition of Paris of 1889 or training team of painters who carried out the decoration of San Francisco el Grande, and already within the work, painting, in collaboration with Ferrant, of the three walls of the main Chapel and the chapel of Carlos III. In them, the absence of religious sense joins the excessive sensationalism of the composition, so the work detract from beside the Ferrant.