In his early 20’s, Spanish painter Antonio María de Reyna Manescau received a grant to study art in Rome for a time, and settled there permanently.
Though he was based in Rome, he spent much of his time painting the architectural wonder that is Venice, as it appeared in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
When I encountered his work, I immediately thought of Martin Rico. Though I don’t know if they ever met, it’s clear that Rico’s work had an impact on the younger artist.
The best background information, and some of the best images, I’ve found for Reyna are on the Museo CarmenThyssen site. There is also a good bio in English on Lawrence Steigrad Fine Art. The next best image source is Wikimedia Commons.
[Via Visual Elsewhere]
4 Replies to “Antonio Reyna”
Do you mean Antonio María de la Concepción Reyna Manescau y Zayas? LOL
In 2010 live auctioneers, Du Mouchelles, in Detroit on September 19th. I believe , sold lot 092065 View of Venice in a poor condition they considered ‘nice quality’. I wonder who might have bought the painting then when it was estimated $2, 000 – $4, 000 and how much for. Just curious.
I think the French and Spanish are in competition for who can have the longest names — with the most accents.
In the Dutch language there exists a name that is the shortest of them all, and it could be anyone. But not an artist.
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