António Manuel da Fonseca

1796-1890 Portugal/Neoclassicism

 

Brief Biography-António Manuel da Fonseca of Lisbon, began his studies with his father João Tomás who was a painter-decorator of churches and palaces. In 1826, he studied in Rome under the guidance of Vincenzo Camuccini and travelled to England and France. On his return to Lisbon in 1836 he was appointed professor of history of the Academy of fine arts. He gained a high reputation as teacher of neoclassical painting and exhibited regularly at the academy. In 1855, he presented paintings to the exhibition of Paris and became a member of the Institut de France. His paintings were of historical, religious and mythological subject, he also worked on opera set designs and illustrations. He received honours as Commander of the order of Christ and served as tutor to the future King Carlos I of Portugal.

 

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vasco da gama

vasco da gama


female saint

female saint

amaro guedes
pinto

amaro guedes pinto


holy family

holy family

our lady saint
elizabeth infant jesus

our lady saint elizabeth and the infant jesus


self portrait

self-portrait

self portrait with
the artist s wife

self-portrait with the artist s wife


the visitation

the visitation

aeneas rescuing
his father

aeneas rescuing his father