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19Th Century Oil Painting Kitten Patience By Francisco José Domingo Y Marqués

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Spanish Eclectic Victorian 19th Century Oil Painting Portrait Young Kitten Patience Hunting Fly By Francisco José Domingo y Marqués.

Subject portrait of a beautiful young ginger & white kitten animal who is on the floor hunting watching a fly intensely with such curiosity. A fallen single pink rose petal is laying on the floor at the bottom. To the right is a deep red blanket, above a branch with a pink rose flower and green leaf foliage on. The hue colours are so striking which really captures the eye.

Impress your clients or guests to your office or home interior wall space & add this striking statement artwork to your collection. 

Title  "Patience".

A fine early example of his work.

Oil on canvas.

Origin from Spain.


Name plaque at the bottom which reads F D Marques 1842 for Francisco José Domingo y Marqués.

Circa mid 19th century 1860's. 

Set in the original heavy deep moulded & gilded frame which really enhances this painting.

A nice size with the frame being 78 cm high and 69 cm wide.

Artist biography Francisco José Domingo y Marqués (12 March 1842 – 22 July 1920) was a Spanish painter in the Eclectic style. He was born in Valencia, where he began his studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Carlos, as a student of Rafael Montesinos y Ramiro [es] , a great admirer of José de Ribera, whose works Domingo copied as his first exercises. In 1864, he moved to Madrid to continue his studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando with Federico de Madrazo. Three years later, he was awarded a pension by the "Diputación Provincial de Valencia" (the local government) to continue his studies in Rome. 

He went there in 1868, where he obtained a position in the workshop of Eduardo Rosales. While there, he sent his works to the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, winning several awards for his Baroque-style paintings. Suffering from the effects of malarial fever, he returned to Spain and taught at the Academia de San Carlos for a year. His portrait of Santa Clara praying won First Prize at the Exhibition of 1871. That same year, his pension was cancelled, as he showed no inclination to return to Rome. As a result, he moved to Madrid, where he found work decorating various buildings, including the palace of Eduardo, Duque de Bailén.

He married in 1874 and, the following year, moved to Paris, where his works consisted largely of detailed historical genre scenes and portraits for high society patrons, many of whom were former clients of Marià Fortuny. During this time, he absorbed some elements from the style of Meissonier as well as brightening his palette under the influence of the Impressionists. His paintings were bought by Paris based art dealer Etienne Haro.[3] He also made contacts with art dealers in the United States. William Henry Vanderbilt and Augustin Daly were among those who bought his paintings.

Benezit Dictionary of Artists His Benezit entry is entered as "Domingo y Marques (Francisco)" The entry shows him winning the Prix de Rome 1867. Professor of The Academy of St Charles, Valencia, 1868. Member of the Academy Royale of Antwerp, 1889. It also records some of his works and sales. The Etienne Haro sales of 1892 and 1897 record the two studies titled a Votre Sante, (see the first A Votre Propre Sante below). In 1914, at the start of World War I, he returned to Madrid, moving in with his son Roberto (1883-1956), who was also an artist; widely known for his paintings of bullfights. Three years later, he became a member of the Academia de San Fernando. In 1918, his work was the subject of a retrospective and tribute in his native Valencia. He was also a recipient of the "Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise". He died in Madrid, aged 78. Later that same year The Royal Academy exhibited three of his paintings titled: Portrait of a Lady reading, Study of the head of my son Marcelo and The Cobbler (see below). The Royal Academy describe him as a typically Spanish artist imitating the old Spanish masters and Goya.

Francisco Domingo y Marqués's paintings have offered sold at auctions around the world, the highest sold price is 66,671 US Dollars which was for painting called The jester which was sold at Christie's in London in 2001.

Condition report.

Offered in fine used condition. The front painting surface is in acceptable order with various craquelure and foxing stains also paint loss & stretcher lines showing. The painting would benefit with having restoration work done to it. The original frame has various general wear, with chips, losses, repairs, over painting, cracking in places commensurate with usage & old age.

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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (78 cm)  
Wide (69 cm)    
Depth (7.5 cm)

Item Info

Seller Location

Covent Garden, London

Item Dimensions

H: 78cm W: 69cm D: 7.5cm


Mid 19th century

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Covent Garden, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7494 763382