This is a beautiful antique oil on canvas seascape painting ” Fishing Off a Pier in a choppy sea”, signed Gustave De Bréanski (British, 1856-1898), lower right.
The artist has used a very delicate palette of colours and has succeeded in adding some mystery to the scene.
Housed in it’s original giltwood frame.
Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses:
In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 105 x Depth 7 – Frame
Height 54 x Width 86 – Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 3 foot, 5 inches x Depth 3 inches – Frame
Height 1 foot, 9 inches x Width 2 foot, 10 inches – Canvas
Gustave de Breanski (c.1856-1898) British
Gustave de Breanski’s name, like that of his older brother Alfred, is synonymous with attractive landscapes and coastal scenes. The de Breanskis were prolific painters who described themselves as landscape artists, but in Gustave’s case the majority of his work is made up of seascapes and inshore scenes. All seven of his Royal Academy exhibits between 1878 and 1887 consisted primarily of marine views.
Gustave’s style is much broader and more impressionistic than that of his brother. His paintings, often featuring fishing boats and other working craft, convey a maritime realism that is both distinctive and widely appealing. His proficiency with a color is excellent, and his composition shows an adeptness at both balance and perspective.
A strong supporter of the Suffolk Street Galleries, the artist exhibited some 51 canvases there throughout his career. Today, paintings by Gustave de Breanski are gaining in popularity among discerning collectors and are considered quite reasonably priced in the fine art market.
Our reference: A2025