Pont St Esprit by Frank Emanuel

Pont St Esprit by Frank Emanuel



Pont St Esprit

Signed, inscribed with title and dated 1938

Watercolour, unframed, in mount only

13 by 9 in.; 33.5 by 24.5 cm

Emanuel was born and lived in London where studied at the Slade under Alphonse Legros before further studies at the Academie Julian, Paris. From the late 1880s he began to show at the Royal Academy and Paris Salon, also exhibiting at the New English Art Club and elsewhere. He travelled widely in Europe, Africa and Ceylon. He became chief examiner for the Royal Drawing Society and published a number of books on etching and general art criticism. He is represented in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London. Pont St Esprit is in the Gard department in southern France. It is situated close to the point where the Ardeche joins the Rhone and is the site of a historical pilgrim’s crossing.