Tsugouharu Foujita or Tsuguharu Fujita. 1935. Portrait of Antonio Rodríguez-Martín.
Size: 35 x 25 cm approximately
Technique: Pencil on paper
Title: Portrait of Antonio Rodriguez-Martín
Signed, dated and dedicated
The drawing belonged to the diplomat Antonio Rodriguez-Martín
Antonio Rodríguez-Martín was an engineer, a soldier and a diplomat. 1907 enters the Navy, having been granted before the coronation silver medals S. M. 1902 1st class Naval Cross Merit 1906. In 1910, entered the Academy of Engineering. In 1912, he was awarded the Silver Medal of the Centenary of Cadiz as a descendant of the hero of the War of Independence. In 1913 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Engineers. In 1916, he was responsible for the section of his company in the works of the bridge over the Naruz River. During 1918, he was responsible for accidentally controlling Company Telegraph's network. The first years of the decade of the 20th installation of the Campo de Gamonal airfield in Burgos, and works the Sevilla airbase and its subsequent urbanization. In 1929, he was appointed delegate of the Higher Council of Aeronautics for the United States. Beyond the important role as a diplomat, is granted in 1932 the power to sign and deal with the affairs of the Consulate General of San Francisco, then asks the United States to help the Francoist army from 1936 to 1939 He serves as Spanish delegate In the service of protecting Japan's interests in the United States, he served as interim consul in San Francisco and vice-consul in San Leandro, California. His service sheet has its last entry in 1947, without mistakes or corrections. Other benefits to highlight during his long career are the Cross Plate and San Hermenegildo, Navy Coronation S. Alfonso XIII Merit Medals and Honorary Member of the White Russian Moslemakers Military Association. In addition, the aspect of the civil engineer, academician of the Real Sevillana of good letters, member of the Technical Institute of Construction and Building, Knight of the Legion of Honor and honorary member of the fraternity of Delta College Sigma Norteamériana PI stands out. Former member of the Council of Local Services of Alcazarquivir, of the Monuments Commission of Morocco, and official expert for the evaluation of the urban assets of the Sultanate, with the African medal. Ex-Agent of Generalissimo and his government in California, Spanish delegate for the protection of Japan's interests in North America. In those moments he should have known Foujita.