Portrait of Ramalho Ortigão "Mug"
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;