A.F. De Breanski “A Summer Sunset over a Scottish Loch”


A classic oil on canvas of the summer sun setting over a Scottish Loch painted by Alfred de Breanski, (1852-1928), a distinguished English Victorian landscape painter who became famous for his resplendent views of the Welsh and Scottish Highlands. Signed A.F.de Breanski on the left hand bottom corner of the canvas. In a gilded period frame.

Born in London, Alfred was the eldest son of Leopold Bréanski; his younger brother and sister, Gustave and Julie, were also painters. He made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1872 and he continued to exhibit there until 1918. He also exhibited at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Cambrian Academy. His many patrons included Sir James Lemon and the Bishop of Peterborough, who purchased the first picture that he exhibited at the Royal Academy “Evening: Softly falls the even light”.

The work of Bréanski is represented in several public collections including the Southampton Art Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Dimensions: 39″W (99cm) x 30″H (76cm)

Ref. AD CL4111

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