"b. at Reuss, near Barcelona, Spain, 1838. Studied at the Academy of Barcelona, where he took the Prix de Rome, and afterward in Rome; 1861-8 in pairs, studying with Meissonier, Gerome, Madrazo, and Zamacois. " What Coopin is to music, it appears to us that fortuny is to art, and both of them have more of the gypsy wildness and strangeness of Spain in their works than of the sweet classical composure of Italy, or of the sharp graceful esprit of France. - Art Journal." [P. 12.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.