He is best remembered for colorful landscapes such as Pueblo Campesino (1891) and Bohío y Palma con Riachuelo (1908) which mainly depicted harmonious rural themes. Bardou was born in Astorga, León, Spain in 1841. He moved to Cuba where he worked as a painter and scenographer in Cuban theatres.
In 1885 he made a notable display at the Louisiana Caridad Theater in Santa Clara, Cuba.
He was later employed as a scenographer in the Alhambra Theater in Havana. In 1966, 1971 and 1980 his paintings were exhibited of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.