Cipriano Mannucci was a key figure of Italian post-Impressionism in the 1920s and 1930s. He was recognized as an accomplished artist from an early age with exhibits at the Paris Salon, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh and the Royal Academy in London and also exhibited at the museum in Hull. Mannucci was awarded at the Società di Belle Arti in Florence in 1920 and at the International Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro. A 1928 view of the Grand Canal, Venice was included in a show of Italian artists in Chicago in 1934.
His subjects include richly colored landscapes and portraits painted in a fluid bravura technique. He was most definitely influenced by the earlier generation of painters such as Jacques Emile Blanche, John Singer Sargent, and Wilfred de Glehn – all of whom travelled frequently to Venice to capture the beauty of that city in their paintings.