RAFAEL TEJEO DÍAZ
Born: 1798 Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia – Died: Madrid, 1856
Self-Portrait, aged twenty, holding a chalk stylus
Oil on canvas,
71 by 56 cms; 28 by 22 inches
Signed and dated lower right on the table ledge: Rafael Texeo Fct. 1818
Private collection, Los Angeles
Private collection, London
Martin Páez Burruezo, Rafael Tegeo 1798-1856, Del Tema Clásico Al Retrato Romntico, December 2014, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa María de la Arrixaca, pg.5
The present painting is the only known self-portrait of the Artist.
Tejeo began his studies with the Sociedad de Amigos del País in Murcia under the direction of Santiago Baglieto and later moved to Madrid, where he continued to study under José Aparicio and at the Real Academia de San Fernando under the patronage of the Marqués de San Mamés.
In 1824 Tejeo received a grant to study in Rome and he remained there for three years working under Pietro Benvenuti and Vicenzo Camuzi both of...