Italian Watercolor & Gouache Painting by Cipriano Mannucci Entitled CARDINAL’S PORTRAIT
Italian watercolor and gouache painting by the important and well listed Italian artist Cipriano Mannucci Entitled “Cardinal’s Portrait”
Artist or Maker: Cipriano Mannucci (Italy, 1882 – 1970) – Cipriano Mannucci, known as a “brilliant composer,” Mannucci was a founder of the School of Sampierdarenesi Masters of the late nineteenth century early twentieth century, that included such artists as Giuseppe Sacheri, Alberto Helios Gagliardo, Mario Chianese, Gennaro d’Amato , Antonio Maria Morera and the sculptor Ave Bassano. His listed biography roughly translated from Italian:
“Cipriano Mannucci was born in Nice, Italy on the 18th of May 1882. Florentine by election, he completed his studies in Santa Croce. In 1908 he established himself with works exhibited at the Fine Arts Society and won the First Prize awarded by the Ministry of Public Education. Encouraged, he moved to Paris, where he exhibited at the Salon and at the Galérie Nationale des Beaux Arts from 1908 to 1914. In 1912 he was chosen by a British commission to represent contemporary art at the Hull Museum with the work “Dame à l ‘ écharpe bleu”. Fine landscape artist and brilliant composer, he is mainly a portraitist. His “Self-portrait” was awarded in Florence, in 1920 the “Portrait of his daughter Dina”, and in 1923 in Rio de Janeiro the nude “Ungrateful age” (also known as “Puberty”). In 1921 a personal exhibition in London earned him an invitation to exhibit at the Royal Academy of London and later at the Royal Academy of Edinburgh. Mannucci painting several portraits for the English aristocracy. He exhibited in Venice, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Genoa. Abroad, he exhibited in São Paulo, Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Amsterdam. In the United States there are two great allegorical compositions: “Grande Trittico della Vittoria” (1914-18) and “Il Trionfo del Diritto” held at prominent Museums. Several works are kept in the offices of Banca Toscana, Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna, the Museum of Modern Art of Genoa, the Museum of Fiume, and the great composition “Armonie” can be found at the concert hall of Villa Quaglino in Carrara. At the Genoa Trade Union Exhibition in 1950 and 1956 the work “Autunnalia” was awarded. Bibiographia: A.M. Comanducci – Pittori Italiano dell’Ottocento – Milano 1934; A.M. Comanducci – Dizionario Illustrato pittori e incisors Italiani Moderni – II Edie. Milano 1945; A.M. Comanducci – Dizionario Illustrato pittori e incisors Italiani Moderni – III Edie. Milano 1962; Il Corriere della Sera – 6 Novembre 1935; Combat – Beyrouth 16 Settembre 1951; and Catalogo – Personale Galleria d’Arte Cancelli – Firenza gennaio 1960.”
The painting is an original painting by Cipriano Mannucci, authentically signed by Mannucci in the lower right corner, with its frame containing a Name Plaque “G. Mannucci” in the lower center of the frame. The work is similar in subject and composition to several of the artist’s paintings sold at auction, e.g.:
The highest price for a Mannucci painting over the past 10 years was $22,418 (The Shepherdess’ Rest) sold at Christie’s (South Kensington, London). Mannucci’s paintings are held by numerous prominent public and private collections throughout the world.
Artist / Maker
Cipriano Mannucci (Italy, 1882 – 1970)