EVEN before Acuña left, another Spaniard was being sought for his department, "a teacher of painting possessed of the knowledge, ability, and dexterity needed to fulfill the obligations of Second Director of this noble art." The salary offered was 2,000 pesos fuertes ("sound money") per year, the position to go to the winner of a contest restricted to men who were already Academicians of Merit graduated from one of the two Royal academies, San Fernando of Madrid, or San Carlos of Valencia. Contestants were to register at the Madrid academy between January 20 and February 20, 1793. Within three
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Publication information: Book title: Mexican Art and the Academy of San Carlos, 1785-1915. Contributors: Jean Charlot - Author. Publisher: University of Texas Press. Place of publication: Austin, TX. Publication year: 1962. Page number: 40.
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