Pedro Hortigosa (1811 - 1870) was a Spanish artist, professor, and engraver active in Spain during the middle part of the 19th century. Hortigosa was born in Segovia, Spain. He initially studied painting under the Spanish neoclassical painter Vicente Lopez Portaña (1772 - 1850). He also attended the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando). He was recognized with awards in 1832, and in 1855, became professor at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Sevilla (Good of Fine Arts of Seville). There he developed an interest in printmaking and possibly traveled to France to study the latest techniques. He seems to have worked on a commission basis for the Direccion de Hidrografia, engraving nautical charts as early as the 1840s and as late as the 1870s. He died in Madrid.