Ardemans, Don Teodoro
Ardemans, Don Teodoro a Spanish painter arid architect, was born at Madrid in 1664. In 1689 he went to Granada, and there did much painting. In 1694 he was appointed chief master of the Cathedral of Toledo; in 1700 he received a similar appointment at Madrid; and again .in 1702, from Philip V, who placed him over the Alcazar and other palaces of Madrid, with a salary of four hundred ducats per annum. As an architect he designed the decorations at the celebration of the funeral of the dauphin of France, in 1711, and of the queen Maria Louisa of Savoy in 1715, at the Convent of the Incarnation at; Madrid. In 1719 he designed. the principal part of the palace and gardens, the Collegiate Church, and the great altar of San Ildefonso. He was known also as an architectural and scientific writer. He was living, probably, in 1730.