Oil on canvas, 10.83 x 13.98 in. (27.5 x 35.5 cm). Signed lower left. Housed in a period frame, size 16.34 x 19.69 in. (41.5 x 50 cm).
Provenance: Collection of Charles Beauverie (1839-1924), Pontoise, France
Price: € 4,500 / $ 4,500
An atmospheric Venice view by Vincent Manago, a French vedute painter and painter in the Orientalist style.
Vincent Manago was born in Toulon on 15 January 1880.
He studied art at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he was trained by Jean-Paul Laurens.
Vincent Manago was a very popular painter in Marseille between 1900 and 1913, where his work was shown at the Foire internationale de Marseille and at the Exposition Coloniale des Paysages d'Afrique et de Provence. From 1925 onward, he also exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants.
Manago specialised in landscape, marine and genre paintings of the Mediterranean coast (Martigues, La Rochelle, Venice) and in Orientalist painting. The latter showed the influence of his stay in Tunisia and Algeria on his art.
He used vivid colors in his paintings. In addition to being a painter, Manago also worked as a decorator, several private residences in Tunis and Alger. His oldest son Dominique Manago, born in Tunis in 1902, also became a painter.
Vincent Manago lived in Paris until his death on 30 June 1936.
Street scene in Algeria, 1903. Musée Cantini, Marseille, France.
Musée Château Baron Martin in Gray, Haute-Saône, France.
ARTIST DICTIONARIES: Vollmer, Bénézit, Saur.
housed in a quality period frame