Manuel Poy Dalmau was born in Madrid in 1874 and was active as an artist between 1890 and 1908. He excelled at portraits, landscapes and genre scenes. He began his formal training at Madrid's Escuela Superior de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado de San Fernando, where he was a student and understudy of Joaquín Araujo. He submitted works regulary at National Fine Arts Exhibitions, where he received honorary mentions in 1895 and 1897, and won bronze medals in 1906 and 1908. Two of his works, "Retrato yacente del pintor Joaquín Araujo" (1894) and "El patio de la casa de la Infanta" (1901), are presently on display in the prestigious Prado Museum in Madrid. His brother Emilio Poy Dalmau (1876-1933) was also an accomplished painter.
Mr. Augusto Julián de Lagarda was a Spanish businessman involved in shipbuilding and maritime passenger transportation in northern Spain.
Artist: Manuel Poy Dalmau (1874 -?).
Signed and dated bottom right: M. Poy Dalmau / 1906.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Good condition; will require some minor restoration.
Dimensions: 123 x 94 cm. / 48.4 x 37 in.
Frame: Sold without frame.