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Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961)

Like all second-generation Pissarro artists, Georges Henri ‘Manzana’ Pissarro initially worked under a pseudonym. Born in 1871, Manzana was the third of Camille Pissarro’s seven children, adopting the name ‘Manzana’ in 1894 after the maiden name of his maternal grandmother. It was not until around 1910, to honour his deceased father, that he employed his family name when signing his work.

Manzana studied with his father from an early age and spent his formative years surrounded by the distinguished artists associated with the Impressionist movement – Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin – who frequented the Pissarro home in Éragny. At his father's side he learnt not only to handle brush and pencil but also to observe nature and its changing qualities.

Subjected to rich and diverse influences, Manzana became a prolific and versatile artist, working with oil, pastel and watercolour as well as etchings, lithography and stencils. As a young man he adopted his father's purely Impressionist style and produced a series of landscapes around Éragny. He exhibited Impressionist works at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendants, as well as Durand Ruel and Druet galleries in Paris in the early 1900s.

In 1906 his work began to evolve. Inspired by Dr Mardus’ French translation of ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, Manzana embarked on a grand project to publish his own illustrated version of these magical tales. This pulled Manzana into the umbrella of the decorative arts movement where he flourished creating tapestries, glassware, furniture, ceramics and metal work, all inspired by Orientalism and often incorporating gold, silver and copper paint. In 1907 he had his first exhibition of decorative works at Vollard but it was the 1914 exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris that catapulted his career to fame. Here he exhibited 311 works including tapestries, carpets, furniture, glassware, decorative paintings, etchings and lithographs.

The subsequent years were filled with bright ideas, gilded costumes and a glittering lifestyle as Manzana navigated the 20s and 30s between Les Andelys and Paris, spending many summers in Brittany. These culminated in a series of colourful yet delicate new works which Manzana exhibited prolifically. When war broke out in 1939 Manzana moved with his family to Casablanca, where he remained until 1947. Manzana was married and widowed three times. The last years of his life were spent in Menton with his son Félix who was also an accomplished artist, there Manzana returned to the Impressionist tradition of his early years, painting the serene landscapes that surrounded him.
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  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Un Paysage Pastoral Oil on canvas
    54.5 x 65.5 cm (21 ½ x 25 ¾ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right, G. Manzana 1901
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Péniches sur la Seine Oil on canvas
    54 x 65 cm (21 ¼ x 25 ½ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, G. Manzana 1902
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Port de Rouen Oil on canvas
    54 x 65 cm (21 ¹/₄ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, G.Manzana 1896
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) L’Orientale à la Mandoline Mixed media with gold on paper
    31.5 x 41.5 cm (12 ⅜ x 16 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Femme Mettant son Bas Oil on canvas
    100 x 56 cm (39 ⅜ x 22 inches)
    Signed and dated lower left G. Manzana 1905
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Récolte des Pommes Mixed media on paper, laid on board
    44.5 x 55 cm (17 ½ x 21 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1906
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Les Mille et une Nuits Tempera and gold paint on canvas
    Folding screen with four panels
    170 x 200 cm (66 ⁷/₈ x 78 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right on the left panel Manzana-Pissarro
    Executed circa 1907
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Quatre Baigneuses Ink on paper
    20.5 x 14.5 cm (8 ¹/₈ x 5 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Femmes au Paon Mixed media with gouache, gold and silver highlights and charcoal on paper
    22.5 x 29.5 cm (8 ⁷/₈ x 11 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana-Pissarro.
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Woman with a White Veil Mixed media with gold and silver on board, laid on canvas
    59.5 x 34.5 cm (23 ⅜ x 13 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1915
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Scène Orientaliste, Deux Femmes Assises et Dindons Oil and gold on canvas
    60.3 x 81.2 cm (23³/₄ x 32 inches)
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) L'Orientale Debout Mixed media with gold on paper
    49 x 32 cm (19 ¼ x 12 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower right, Manzana Pissarro 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Deux Baigneuses dans un Paysage Oil on canvas
    38 x 46 cm (15 x 18 ⅛ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 55
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Bathers Oil on panel
    47 x 38 cm (18 ½ x 15 inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Baigneurs sur la riviere Gouache on paper
    30 x 38 cm (11 ³/₄ x 15 inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1950
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) La Plage aux Andelys Oil on board
    23.7 x 32.9 cm (9 ⅓ x 13 inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Vue de la Fenêtre de l'Artiste, Menton Carei sous la Neige Oil on board
    45.8 x 54.8 cm (18 x 21 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left Manzana Pissarro 1955
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Le Chemin à l’Annonciade (Menton) Oil on board
    55 x 46 cm (21 ⁵/₈ x 18 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1950s
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Portrait de Femme sur Fond de Paysage et de Roses Oil on canvas
    65 x 54 cm (25 ⅝ x 21 ¼ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1926
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) River landscape with two Breton women Pastel on paper
    26 x 42.5 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 16 ³/₄ inches)
    Signed with estate stamp lower right
    Executed circa 1930
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Bretonne à la Vache Oil on panel
    54 x 65 (21 ¹/₄ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1929 Pissarro
    Inscribed lower left, Pont Aven
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Les Bords de Seine, les Andelys Mixed media with gold and silver on board
    29.5 x 39.5 cm (11 ⅝ x 12 ½ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp lower left, Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920-1935
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Toits Rouges à Menton Oil on board
    40 x 56.5 cm (15 ¾ x 21 ⅞ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana Pissarro 1953
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Brume et Soleil du Matin (The Seine at Les Andelys) Oil on board
    38 x 54.8 cm (15 x 21 ⅝ inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro
    Titled and signed on the reverse
    Executed circa late 1920s
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Oriental Dancer Mixed media with gold and silver on paper
    52 x 36 cm (20 ¹/₂ x 14 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1910
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Les Baigneuses Colour stone lithograph
    44 x 35 cm (17  ⅜ x 13 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana
    Executed circa 1915 
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Elégante au Châle Rose Mixed media with gold, silver and charcoal on paper
    48.5 x 31.5 cm (19 ⅛ x 12 ⅜ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1913
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Cat and Cockerel Oil and gold on panel
    65 x 94 cm (25 ⁵/₈ x 37 inches)
    Signed and dated, Manzana Pissarro 1925
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Poisson d'Or Oil and enamel paint on panel
    32.5 x 41 cm (12 ³/₄ x 16 ¹/₈ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Fish Pochoir
    24.3 x 42 cm (9⁵/₈ x 16¹/₂ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp Manzana Pissarro and numbered upper left 40/100
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Two Turkeys Pochoir
    42 x 59.5 cm (16 ½ x 23 ⅜ inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp, lower left
    Numbered 1/25
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Cou Cou nu et ses poules Oil on panel
    62 x 65 cm (24 ³/₈ x 25 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1935
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Three Hens Pochoir
    31.8 x 48.3 cm (12 ½ x 19 inches)
    Signed with Estate stamp and épreuve d'état
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Rabbit with Four Baby Rabbits Pochoir
    32 x 48 cm (12 ⅝ x 18 ⅞ inches)
    Stamped signature lower left
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Singing Rooster Colour crayon and pencil on paper
    22 x 16 cm (8 ⅝ x 6 ¼ inches)
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Three Cockrels
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Girl & Zebras Charcoal on paper
    51 x 64.5 cm (20 ⅛ x 25 ⅜ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Jeune Femme de Dos au Zèbre
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Wild Ducks Charcoal and pastel on paper
    46 x 62 cm (18 ⅛ x 24 ⅜ inches)
    Estate stamp lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Les Adolescentes Sakuntala et Anousouya Black ink on paper
    20.5 x 13.3 cm (8 ¹/₈ x 5 ¹/₄ inches)
    Titled and signed lower left, Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Bathers with Swans Pencil on paper
    20.5 x 26.8 cm (8 ¹/₈ x 10 ¹/₂ inches)
    Signed lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Menaka au bain Pencil on paper
    25.5 x 18.3 cm (10 x 7 ¹/₄ inches)
    Titled lower left, signed Manzana, lower right
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Les Femmes Turques (Repos sur l'Herbe) Monotype
    22 x 16 cm (8 ⅝ x 6 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
    Inscribed and dated lower left Les Femmes Turques (Repos sur l'Herbe) 1906, 2ème état
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Deux Nues Orientales Pencil on tracing paper
    26 x 18.5 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 7 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed with studio stamp lower left Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Study for the Moroccan Woman with Girl Coloured pencil on paper
    10.3 x 16.7 cm (4 x 6 ⁵/₈ inches)
    Signed with studio stamp lower right Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1940
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) La Promenade Charcoal and pastel on paper
    49.5 x 63.5 cm (19 ⅜ x 25 inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Port Scene in Brittany Charcoal on artist's board
    50 x 66 cm (19 ³/₄ x 26 inches)
    Signed on the reverse
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Le Pékinois Charcoal on paper
    41 x 49 cm (16 ¹/₈ x 19 ¹/₄ inches)
    Signed lower centre Manzana Pissarro
    Executed circa 1920
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Madane la Dinde et Monsieur Cochon Watercolour and colour crayon on paper
    28.8 x 22.5 cm (11 ³/₈ x 8 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana and titled lower left
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Decorative Squirrel Design Pencil and watercolour on paper
    45.4 x 32.4 cm (17 ⁷/₈ x 12 ³/₄)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Two Figures by the Sea Colour crayon and pencil on paper
    20.3 x 26 cm (8 x 10 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right, Manzana Pissarro
     
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Deux Bretonnes Pastel on paper
    26.5 x 34.6 cm (10 ⅜ x 13 ⅝ inches)
    Signed and dated lower left, Manzana 1930
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Young Woman with her Chin in her Hand Charcoal on paper
    18.5 x 12.5 cm (7 ¹/₄ x 4 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Stamped lower right Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Issy, France Charcoal and coloured crayon on paper
    20.4 x 25 cm (8 x 9 ⅞ inches) 
    Signed lower right Manzana and inscribed lower left Issy
    Executed circa 1890      
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Femmes Orientales Watercolour on paper
    26 x 20 cm (10 ¹/₄ x 7 ⁷/₈ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana Pissarro
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Arab Market's Scene Pencil on brown paper
    17.7 x 26.7 cm (7 x 10 ½ inches)
    Signed with studio stamp lower left
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Fille au Pigeon Etching & aquatint
    36 x 13.8 cm (14 ⅛ x 5 ⅛ inches)
    Signed lower left
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Jeune Femme Orientale Charcoal on paper
    47 x 31 cm (18 ½ x 12 ¼ inches)
    Signed lower right Manzana
    Executed circa 1915
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) La Bergère Turque Etching
    33.5 x 27 cm (13 ¼ x 10 ¾ inches)
    Signed lower left, Manzana Pissarro, titled and inscribed lower right, État Définitif
  • Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871 - 1961) Femme en Costume Oriental

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