Alexander Mann 1853-1908

Mann made his first visit to Tangier in November 1890 and remained there for over a year, returning with Lavery through Spain in the late spring of 1892. From his sketchbooks and small studies, it is clear that other aspects of life in the city equally appealed as he painted rooftop scenes, views of the Kasbah and an equestrian portrait of Kaid Maclean, the Scots military advisor to the Sultan. However, striking views of the 'white city' from the sweeping bay to the east also became favourite motifs. Clear divisions of tone combined with suave handling derived from his tutelage under Carolus-Duran.