Alfred Fontville de Breanski, oil on canvas, Illegible title and “N. Wales” verso, along with a label for the Horner Galleries, Church Street, Sheffield. Signed B/L “A. F. De Breanski”. Grazing cattle in the foreground marshes and meadows of a lake with mountains in the background.
Signed: A.F De Breanski B/L. Titled and signed verso.
Painting size: 16 Inches x 24 Inches
Framed size: 22 Inches X 30 Inches Condition:
Good original condition. No restoration. Could be cleaned. Frame with restorations.
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Alfred Fontville De Breanski Jr was a British artist known for painting landscapes of the United Kingdom in rich detail and vivid color. Born in 1877 in London, England, De Breanski began to study art at an early age, taught by his parents and an uncle—all were accomplished painters, most especially Alfred de Breanski Sr. The younger de Breanski attended the St. Martins School of Art before embarking on his own career painting naturalistic vistas of the countryside in Scotland and Wales. Similar to Antoine-Louis Barye and Alfred Barye, the de Breanksi father and son team worked within the same media with similar subject matter, and thus needed to distinguish their artworks from one another by a unique signature.
The artist later travelled to France in the 1890s and was exposed to the Belle Époque style, and made the acquaintance of James Abbott McNeil Whistler. His artworks began to show the influence of Impressionism after his return to Britain, with prominent brushstrokes and great attention paid to light. De Breanksi died in 1957 in Tonbridge, England.
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