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Painting Title Landscape
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Manzoni, Paul (Italian? painter, active late 19th century and early 20th century)
Date Earliest possibly about 1875
Date Latest 1882
Signed yes
Description A wooded landscape with a figure driving flock of sheep. The painting is sketchy and expressive, with an impastoed surface - it shows the influence of the Barbizon School and possibly of the Impressionists. Paul Manzoni was an artist that we know almost nothing about today; there are only several landscapes signed by him which have appeared in auctions from time to time, usually dated to the end of 19th century or the beginning of the 20th century.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 273
Inscription front lr 'P. Manzoni'
Subject landscape
Measurements 111.8 x 86.4 cm
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by John Burton 1882.
Principal Exhibitions Yorkshire Fine Art and Industrial Institution, Summer Exhibition, York, 1883, no. 74 as by P. Mangoni.
Publications Howarth, E., Catalogue of Pictures in the Permanent Collection, York, 1907, cat. 49 as by P. Manzoni York Art Gallery Catalogue - Catalogue of Paintings, Vol. III: English and European 19th and 20th centuries, The Reserve Collection, City of York Art Gallery, York, 1974, p. 104; Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. North Yorkshire, London, 2006, p. 307.

John Burton (1799-1882) was a horse dealer and farmer; he created a collection of paintings (mainly Victorian) in his villa in Poppleton, Yorkshire. He had been on the organising committees for the 1866 and 1879 exhibitions in York and decided to leave his collection to the citizens of York rather than his first choice, the National Gallery (he was persuaded to change his will a month prior to his death). The Burton Bequest of 127 pictures founded the York Gallery's permanent collection.

Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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