Tangier

Alexander Mann (1853 - 1908)

Oil on canvas

c.1890-1892
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Morocco
    City: Rabat
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Alexander Mann was born in Glasgow; the son of a business man. Aged just ten he became a pupil of Robert Greenlees. He then studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Académie Julian, Paris, before entering the atelier of Carolus-Duran in 1881. He exhibited in Glasgow, London and Paris (1879-93). Mann remained in Paris for 15 years, frequently visiting Scotland, and spent periods in Venice and Morocco. He concentrated on landscapes but also painted genre scenes during the 1880s. He became the first Glasgow artist to receive an Honourable Mention at the Paris Salon (1884). He settled in Hagbourne, Berkshire, before moving to Streatham in 1896. Mann was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1893. He died in London, aged 55.
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  • Details
    Title
    Tangier
    Date
    c.1890-1892
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 27.00 cm, width: 43.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, 9 June 2006
    Inscription
    none visible
    Provenance
    Collection of the artist's family; with Marlborough, London; with Fine Art Society, London; from whom purchased by Dr. Raymond Listeri n May 1999; with Fine Art Society, London; sold through Christie's, London, on 9 June 2006 (Lot 77); from which sale purchased by the Government Art Collection
    GAC number
    18073