Alfred De Breanski Sr. (United Kingdom/Scotland, 1852-1928), circa 1890
Oil on canvas seascape titled en verso “A Pole in The Highlands” depicting two figures fishing center left, a rocky shoreline with waves foreground and mountains in the background. Signed and titled on verso “A Pole in The Highlands / Alfred De Breanski Snr. / Copyright Reserved / A de B” Housed in a new carved gilt frame.
Measures: Canvas 23 3/4″ H x 20 W Framed 35″ H x 31” W.
Condition: Good, restored. Canvas silk and wax relined to preserve title and signature (Photos of before and after verso provided). 3 old patches restored. Side stretcher canvas saved but not removed from wear. Minimal in paint mostly on extreme sides.
Biography: London-born painter Alfred De Breanski Sr. was a well-known painter of Welsh and Scottish scenes who met with success during his lifetime. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in London from 1869-1918 and also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Two of his sons also became painters. (Source: Askart).