Portrait of Ramalho Ortigão "Mug" 

John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
1915 or previous? 
Private collection 
 15.1" x 9.8 in. 
 Jpeg: Askart.com

José Duarte Ramalho Ortigão (October 24, 1836 - September 27, 1915) was a Portuguese writer and then later a diplomat

Ortigão studied law in the University of Coimbra but never finished the course. After returning to his home town he taught French in a college run by his father; among his students was Eça de Queiroz.

In 1862 he dedicated himself to journalism and became a literary critic on the Diário do Porto; he also contributed to several literary magazines.


Sold Christie's; 9/27/1990; Lot 185; $23,100 

Created 2/26/2001