Francesc Manovens

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Francesc Manovens

13 artworks

Spanish Orientalist painter and artist

Born 10/21/1842 - Died 3/15/1902

Born in Barcelona, Spain

Died in Barcelona, Spain

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In the Presence of the Lord

1891

Oil on canvas

191.5 x 93 cms | 75 1/4 x 36 1/2 ins

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

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Salomé

1888

Oil on canvas

231 x 157.5 cms | 90 3/4 x 62 ins

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, , Argentina

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Portrait of a Woman with a Shawl, a Hat, and a Parasol

1878-1878

Oil on canvas

85 x 62 cms | 33 1/4 x 24 1/4 ins

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

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Winter

1882

Oil on canvas

79 x 62 cms | 31 x 24 1/4 ins

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

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The Belles of the Ball

1898

Oil on canvas

135.9 x 115.6 cms | 53 1/2 x 45 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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A Harem Beauty

1889-1889

Oil On Canvas

95.3 x 113 cms | 37 1/2 x 44 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Teatime

1897

Oil on canvas

65 x 81 cms | 25 1/2 x 31 3/4 ins

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Francisco Masriera Y Manovens was born in Barcelona in 1842. The son of the artist José Masriera, he was encouraged by his father to paint and as a young man he studied in Geneva, Paris and Rome. While in Rome, he began to paint the Orientalist subjects that were to make his reputation. These subjects of Moorish harem figures earned him international regard for their perfection of draftsmanship and their luminous and strong palette. In 1878 he was awarded a second class medal at the National Exhibition in Madrid for his painting The Slave and, in 1889, the same year A Harem Beauty was painted, Masriera won a third class medal at the Exposition Universelle, Paris.
- Christie's Catalogue,
Thursday 22 May 1997, page 167

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