- Notes - Oil. 9" x 12". Born in Madrid, 1838 and died in Manila 1917. He was a well -known painter who taught in the Philippines for some decades during the turn of the century. One of his pupils was Fernando Amorsolo.
His earliest teacher in the painting was Carlos Mugica. Then he became a scholar of the Madrid provincial government, studied at the Imperial Academy in Paris under Charles Cleyre, finishing his studies in Rome. Around 1893 or 1895 he came to Manila to teach at the Escuela Superior de Pintura Grabado, which closed at the change in sovereignty in 1898. The School of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines was founded in 1909 and Herrer became one of its professors.
He presented canvasses in the national exposition of 1895, in 1908 and in 1915, sent some of his paintings to the Exposicion universal in Panama. He traveled through Japan and some of his works of that country are with the late Don Enrique Zobel. Other works are featured in the collection of Felipe Hidalgo (El Violinista), Juan Tuason(miniature of his mother), Juan M. Arellano(Interior of anabbey) and several with Alfonso Ongpin, of which this (Casa Vereniega ) Is one.
He was buried at the La Loma Cemetery and a small bust of his, made by Vicente Francisco, was placed over the tomb by his admirers. ( From the periodical"Pro Cervantes", Aug 1938)