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Mariano Fortuny

Fortuny, Mariano (märēäˈnō fōrtōˈnē) [key], 1838–74, Spanish genre painter, etcher, and watercolorist. Sent to Morocco in 1859 to paint war scenes, he made many brilliant sketches of North African life. His canvases demonstrate his facility and vivid sense of the exotic. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, has his well-known Snake-Charmers. Fortuny is also represented in the Metropolitan Museum.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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