Antonio Maria Reyna de Manescau, Spanish 1859-1937 ‘View of Canal Grande and Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice’
‘Impressionist View of Canal Grande and Santa Maria Della Salute, Venice’
By Antonio Maria Reyna de Manescau, Spanish 1859-1937.
10 x 13.5 in. oil on panel, signed ‘A. Reyna, Venezia’ l.r.
After studying at the School of Fine Art in Malaga Reyna arrived in Rome and traveled on to Venice as early as 1876 where he would live and work creating an oeuvre of highly praised Venice motifs. He painted with a critical focus for accurate proportions and colorful, vibrant subjects in his works. From panoramic views to atmospheric studies Reyna captured the essence of the city. He would exhibit with the National Society of Fine Art in Paris and at a large exposition at the National University of Rome in 1911. Works by Reyna have fetched auction prices exceeding $50,000.