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"Young Man in Striped Shirt," Portrait with Harbor Scene by Cuban Artist



Painted by Cuba's most important figural painter in the mid-20th century, this portrait by Victor Manuel depicts a young man with a bicycle cap and a white and red striped shirt, looking at the the viewer with steady blue eyes. Behind him is a harbor scene filled with sailboats and pedestrians enjoying a brilliant warm day. Manuel showed great promise as a young man, traveling to France to study and exhibit, and then returning to Havana to establish a reputation as a brilliant portraitist. One of his early works, "La Gitana Tropical" ("The Tropical Gipsy") -- widely known as "La Gioconda Americana" -- brought him great renown, and is now exhibited at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havana. Over the years he painted a number of portraits, usually of beautiful women, so this portrait of a young man is an unusual and striking example of his work. The painting is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Robert Cayuso, a highly-regarded art historian. The medium is watercolor and gouache on rag paper. Dimensions include matte; the painting itself is 24.5 inches high by 18.75 inches wide.)


  • Creator
    Victor Manuel (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.5 in. (77.47 cm)Width: 24.75 in. (62.87 cm)Depth: .1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1940s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU865123608132

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