Ana Joaquina Baptista1,2

 
 
 
F, #35476, b. 18 April 1823

Parents:

Father*: Venâncio Baptista b. c 1780
Mother*: Juliana Micaela de Sousa b. 24 Aug 1790
 
  • Birth*: 18 April 1823 at S. Lourenço, Macau.

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-357.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-423.
 
 
 
 
 

Luís João Baptista1,2

 
 
 
M, #35477, b. 14 June 1826, d. 23 June 1897

Parents:

Father*: Venâncio Baptista b. c 1780
Mother*: Juliana Micaela de Sousa b. 24 Aug 1790
 
  • Birth*: 14 June 1826 at S. Lourenço, Macau.
  • Honours*: Rua de Luís João Baptista was named after him.3
  • Death*: 23 June 1897 at Hong Kong.

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-357.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-423.
  3. [S166] Padre Manuel Teixeira, Teixeira - Toponimia de Macau, II-453.
 
 
 
 
 

Marciano António Baptista1,2

 
 
 
M, #35482, b. 5 June 1826, d. 18 December 1896
Collection Filomeno "Meno" Baptista

Family:

Maria Josefa do Rosário b. 1830, d. 18 Jun 1906

Child:

 
  • Birth*: 5 June 1826 at S. Lourenço, Macau, Chinese parents.
  • Baptism: On 17 June 1826 at S. Lourenço, Macau,
  • Marriage*: _ M. Maria Josefa do Rosário at S. Domingos (Reg. Sé), Macau, on 8 July 1848.
  • Death: In spite of his humble origin Marciano, through hard work, talent and charm grew up to be recognized as a great artist.

    He was very fortunate to have befriended the Irish painter George Chinnery who was living in Macao. This great artist took a liking to young Marciano and taught him the basics of painting which included the science of perspectives and the important and intricate skill of color mixing. Colors were not available ready for use but had to be mixed from scratch based on known formulas. In this case these were the master’s “recipe book” .

    Young Marciano enjoyed a fine career both in watercolor and oil. As his reputation grew he was able to earn a modest income by selling post cards to foreign sailors and visitors.

    Soon after the Opium War of 1842 Marciano married Maria Josefa Rosario the daughter of a British Government translator and joined the mass exodus to Hong Kong seeking better opportunities. They settled in the growing Portuguese district of Matar Morro and raised a large family. He established a studio in Caine Road to sell his paintings and to augment his income, Marciano branched into photography, taught art in St Saviour's School, the predecessor of St Joseph’s College and painted scenery for stage plays. He was so well thought of that a few his works were published in the “Illustrated London News”.

    After a long and distinguished career Marciano died in 1870.

    He is considered today to be the most important Macanese painter.3
  • Honours*: Avenida de Marciano Baptista was named after him.4
  • Death*: 18 December 1896 at At his house in Caine Road, Hong Kong.
  • Biography*: Click to see article on Marciano BaptistaClick to read.

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-358.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-423, 424.
  3. [S410] Filomeno Baptista #29481, "Baptista, Meno email," e-mail to H d'Assumpcao.
  4. [S166] Padre Manuel Teixeira, Teixeira - Toponimia de Macau, II-413.
 
 
 
 
 

Maria Josefa do Rosário1,2

 
 
 
F, #35483, b. 1830, d. 18 June 1906

Family:

Marciano António Baptista b. 5 Jun 1826, d. 18 Dec 1896

Child:

 
  • Birth*: 1830.
  • Married Name: Baptista.
  • Marriage*: _ M. Marciano António Baptista at S. Domingos (Reg. Sé), Macau, on 8 July 1848.
  • Death*: 18 June 1906 at Hong Kong.

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-359.
  2. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-426.
 
 
 
 
 

Francisca Maria Baptista1,2,3

 
 
 
F, #35486, b. 29 January 1849

Parents:

Father*: Marciano António Baptista b. 5 Jun 1826, d. 18 Dec 1896
Mother*: Maria Josefa do Rosário b. 1830, d. 18 Jun 1906
 
  • Birth*: 29 January 1849 at Sé, Macau.
  • Married Name: Kraal.2

Citations

  1. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-359.
  2. [S4] Famílias Macaenses 1st ed., I-796.
  3. [S642] Jorge Forjaz, Famílias Macaenses 2nd ed., I-427, II-155.