Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano (1827 – 1891)
Spanish romantic painter Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano was born in Sevilla (1827). His first education was taken from his father Antonio Cabral Bejarano. In addition, Queen Elizabeth II became an honorary artist. Later he received a professorship title at the Faculty of Fine Arts (Santa Isabel de Sevilla Fine Arts Academy). With folkloric staging, he achieved great success in Andalusia and Madrid.
In the 19. century the vision of romantic travelers who’re going a trip through Spain living the most customs Andalusian scenes, is reflected in this style of painting. The scenes of popular types, daily life or fairs is a fashion among Europeans who come to know the quaintness and Andalusian folklore. His works of processions and pilgrimages, achieved great success in both the Andalusian capital and Madrid. He sought the revelry and the drama, but also contributes typical testimonies, reinforced with the vision of robes, poses and buildings, within the Sevillian aesthetic.
He sought the revelry and drama, but also provides typical testimony reinforced the vision of clothing, poses and buildings. He died in the city he was born in 1891.
Although he is most familiar as a painter of genre scenes, he also produced many portraits; notably those for the French Ducal family of Montpensier, for whom he worked in 1877, and the actors, Teodora Lamadrid (dressed in her role of Adriana Lecouvreur) and Julián Romea (dressed as Sullivan). The latter works may be seen at the Museo del Romanticismo in Madrid. Other important examples of his work may be found at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Málaga. By the time of his death, his works had come to be considered old-fashioned.