This is a beautiful pair of large antique oil on canvas seascape paintings, 'The incoming tide; and Catching the breeze' and each signed by the notable British artist Gustave De Bréanski (1856-1898), lower right.
One painting features a fishing boat in choppy waters, the other afishing boat unloading the catch
The artist has used a very delicate paletteof colours and has succeeded in adding some mystery to the scenes.
Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses:
Sold at Christies South Kensington London,17 March 2010:
Victorian and British Impressionist Pictures
Gustave De Bréanski (1856-1898)
The incoming tide; and Catching the breeze
Price realised GBP 6,800 including buyers premium
In really excellent condition the paintings andframes having been beautifully cleaned, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 106 x Depth 5-Frame
Height 60 x Width 90-Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 3 foot, 6 inches x Depth 2 inches-Frame
Height 2 feet x Width 2 foot, 11 inches-Canvas
Our reference: 08895
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.
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