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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 279

    Alexander Mann, R.O.I. (1853-1908)

    Portofino

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alexander Mann, R.O.I. (1853-1908)
    Portofino
    inscribed and dated 'Portofino/Oct 1906' (on the reverse)
    oil on panel
    10¼ x 14 in. (26 x 35.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Purchased by the present owner at the 1991 exhibition.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Alexander Mann showed early artistic talent and was taking art lessons from the headmaster of Glasgow School of Art by the time he was ten. In 1877 he settled in Paris to pursue his art education and he studied the work of the influential Bastien-Lepage, who led the movement towards painting en plein-air and realising subject matter as objectively and realistically as possible. Mann's adult life was recorded in a succession of sketchbooks in which he captured elements of his frequent foreign travels.


    Exhibited

    London, The Fine Art Society, Alexander Mann: Fifty Small Paintings from the Artist's Studio, March 1991, no. 36.