1862年他去巴黎报销雷蒙德马德拉佐并前往瑞士在那里 ，他遇到了亚历山大·卡蓝默，这将会对他和他的作品一样大的影响力Campesinos日，1862（卡门蒂森博物馆马拉加）。瑞士后，他移居到英国学习绘画特纳和大卫·罗伯茨。行程英国饱和在法国的地方后 ，他所研究的河流景观巴比松画派和杜比尼这会影响他在他的画周围的河流塞纳河，马恩省和瓦兹。由于他的工作这个时期刚刚结束的塞纳河夏季的一天在1870至1875年（卡门蒂森博物馆马拉加）。
He grew up in a family of artists, who attended Academy of Fine Arts in San Fernando, where his teacher Jenaro Peres Puerto villamil. He is also a brother of the disciple Bernard (1825 to 1894), calc grafo, and he served as a draughtsman and printmaker, reached the artistic director of the Spanish and American illustration.
In 1854, they began their trip in Europe: Paris, Switzerland, England and Italy.
In 1907: his memoirs published my memories of life, dedicated to his friend Madrid, gardener Ole Leah Nord Beruete.
October 30th 2012 to February 10th for the 2013 exhibition is held in Prado Museum: landscape Martin Puerto Rico (from 1833 to 1908).
In his works there is a certain impression from seeing an evolutionary realism. The influence of Turner and Les Dahl led the humanized landscape painting he more and more. His relationship with Mariano Fortuny's deepening turn to bright and oil painting impressionism. One of his most famous works is the snipe La Varenne.
After that, he formed the Academy of Fine Arts in San Fernando, the artist moved to Asturias painting Hall (1856), Covadonga and later to other parts of Spain, such as Sierra Nevada and Sierra Leone Guadarrama (1857) (1858).
In 1862 he went to Paris and Switzerland where Raymond Mudd Lazo claims that he met Alexander Calame, it will be for him and his works as much influence on Campesinos, 1862 (Carmen Thyssen Malaga Museum). After Switzerland, he moved to the UK to learn to paint Turner and David Roberts. British travel in France where saturated after he studied the Barbizon school and Dubini river landscape which will affect him in his paintings around the Seine River Marne River, and Vaz. Due to his work this period has just ended on a summer day in Seine River from 1870 to 1875 (Carmen Thyssen Museum, Malaga).
In the Franco Prussian War (1870 to 1871) returned to Spain in 1871 and lived in Granada and painter Mariano Fortuny who had met in France in 1866, in which many artists admired painting and watercolor painting in the city of monuments. In 1872 and in the year of 1875 and the artist's focus on depicting the city of Seville. In 1875, he began his campaign to Toledo, will continue until 1893, to other places in the same move, like Real Madrid or El Escorial in their paintings.
In 1872 he moved to Paris to travel from the many days following Italy (one year in Naples, Rome, Verona), works of this period include the St. Lawrence River and the tower of Greece and St Georges hall, Venice 1900 (Carmen Thyssen, Malaga) is located in the city of Venice is one of the most popular areas. 2 during his stay in France moved to France as the blue coast geography or chartres. In 1878, he received the Legion of honor for his contribution at the 1878 World Expo in Paris.
His stay in France overlaps in their travels in 1873, with Italy artists known to Venice. The city of the Veneto region who saw the painter admire it as a great outdoor workshop. His style is bright, colorful, reflection and accurate and valuable a let you win the criticism, especially in the United States has achieved great success, the United States, where it will stop most of his last works. In Venice died, was buried in Cimitero Di Saint michel.