"Emmanuel Costa (1833-1921) Animated Street In Bordighera"Very pretty watercolor of the famous painter from Nice Emmanuel Costa (1833-1921) representing a lively street scene in Bordighera (Italy). The watercolor is framed under glass, it measures 33 cm by 18 to view, and 33 cm by 50 cm frame included, it is signed lower right. The frame has lived, it needs a little restoration, the watercolor as for it, is in very good state. Emmanuel Costa was a painter from Nice and the Mediterranean, focusing on showing Nice landscapes and surroundings, Nice people in their activities and detailing their costumes. He participated in his first exhibition in Nice, in 1853, organized by the Society of Friends of the Arts of Nice, where he presented a Child Study. In 1863, he exhibited Oliviers at Ariccia, night effect at the Salon des refusés in Paris. In 1877, in Nice, he exhibited La Baigneuse et Portait de MR. His son Charles exposes a painting. At the first exhibition organized by the Society of Fine Arts of the city of Nice, in 1878, he exhibited two paintings, Paysan de Nice and Pèlerin. His son Charles presents two paintings. In 1880, he participated in his last exhibition in Nice La Prayer. The Artistic Circle was founded in Nice in 1895. It receives many personalities. Costa quickly becomes a member1. Emmanuel Costa has made religious paintings for the Franciscan church of Boulevard Carabacel, the Way of the Cross for the Port Church, for the church of the Augustine convent on Notre-Dame Street, destroyed. He made paintings for churches and chapels in Touët-sur-Var, Beuil, La Bollène, Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée and Tende. He has responded to orders from other cities, Lons-le-Saulnier, Lyon, and foreign countries, in Warsaw. He was above all a painter of many decorative frescoes in villas, castles and private buildings. The city of Nice ordered him in 1884 various paintings for the interior of the opera of Nice which has just been finished, in particular the ceiling of the great hall which he paints in its entirety, and the panels of the Nine muses in the foyer. He also participates in the decorations of the operatic works presented at the opera. He realized the ceilings of the Circle of the Mediterranean and the first Casino of Nice. In 1867 he painted with the painter Gaya the ceiling of the dining room of the Grand Hotel built by the Schmitz family. He creates sets inside the Palace of the Government of Monaco and two paintings for the new hall of the Hotel de Paris, The Youth of Bacchus and Promenade of Silène. At the same time, he also took advantage of his travels in Venice to survey the Tiepolo paintings, whose compositions and colors he admired. He has been a talented watercolor artist, producing hundreds of views in a variety of formats. He has come up with an original formula for his watercolors that makes them easily recognizable. At the end of his life, he fell from a scaffolding he had installed to paint a large canvas. It must be amputated of a leg and can more then paint only paintings of small sizes.