John Paul Manship (1927-2000) [RA ?-2000] : Milano San Marco, 1959.


SAL record control number: 107028 ;

Record level: Item ;

Record type: Movable work ;


Work title: Milano San Marco  [title from collection database] ;

Alternate work titles:
2021 : Milano San Marco  [title from collection database] ;

Work date: 1959  [from front of work] ;

Work creator: John Paul Manship (1927-2000) [RA ?-2000] ;

Work medium: Gouache and watercolor on paper ;
Work dimensions: 18-3/4 x 25-3/4 inches [unframed] | 29-3/4 x 36-3/4 x 1-1/2 inches [framed] ;

Inscribed / signed front:
Location: At lower left and right.
Dated?: Yes.
Text: ‘Milano San Marco’ and ‘J. P. Manship 6/2/59’.


Marking type: Label.
Location: Verso.
Text: ‘John Manship / 2001 Member’s Theme Exhibition Salmagundi Club / Artworks Done in Art School’.

SAL category: Works on paper ;
SAL sub-category: Watercolor ; landscape ; cityscape ; architectural ;

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Description of work:

John Manship was son of the sculptor Paul Manship, creator of the Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center. This work was created while the artist was studying abroad in Milan, Italy. Manship first went to Europe for three years of study in 1949, financed by a bequest from Grace Rainey Rogers, his godmother. In 1955 Manship returned to Italy for a ten-year period where he studied at the Scuola Brera in Milan. During these early years in Europe, Manship painted landscapes in oil and gouache in the style of Baroque painters such as Bernardo Cavallino (1616-1654/6) and Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velasquez (1599-1660) which he exhibited in both Italy and Germany. This early work exhibits John’s signature style of working watercolor and gouache over an ink under drawing.

ca.2001 SCNY, gift of the artist [possibly], accession #2007.947 ;
1959 John Paul Manship (1927-2000) [RA ?-2000], the artist .

Exhibition history:
2021 SCNY Location : building as subject September 27 – October 25.
2011 SCNY Salmagundi abroad May 3 – June 10.

References / citations:
– 2021 collection database, accession #2007.947.



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