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Spanish family of engravers and painters. Domingo Estruch y Jordán (b Muro, Alicante, 1796; d Madrid, 1851) trained in Valencia with his uncle, Francisco Jordán (c. 1778–1832), and after living in Mallorca and in Havana, Cuba, he established himself in Barcelona. He was an académico de mérito at the Academia de S Carlos in Valencia and a corresponding member of the Real Sociedad de Fomento in Havana. He engraved many religious prints, the funerary monument of Mariano Alvarez de Castro (1816) and illustrations for Alonso de Ercilla’s La Araucana (Barcelona, 1827) and for José Oriol y Bernadet’s Tratado elemental completo de dibujo lineal (Barcelona, 2/1850), as well as maps. His son Juan Estruch (b Barcelona, 1820; d Madrid, 1883) was his father’s pupil and between 1836 and 1840 also trained in Italy. Juan became the leading engraver for the Dirección de Hidrografía, Madrid, and engraved many maps and plans. His engraved portraits include those of the artist ...