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Alfred de Breanski Sr. (1852 - 1928) Born in Greenwich, England in 1852, Alfred de Bréanski (the elder) was the oldest son in a Polish immigrant family. Although his father Leopold's occupation is not recorded, two other siblings, Gustave and Julie, also became painters, thus suggesting that the family business may have been related to the visual arts. Certainly the young de Breanski completed his training quickly, and made his debut at the Royal Academy in 1872 with Evening: Softly falls the even light, a landscape that was immediately purchased by the Bishop of Peterborough.

By the 1870s, de Breanski had already embraced landscape painting as his preferred subject matter. He traveled to the isolated regions of Wales and Scotland in search of wilderness landscapes, creating a unique blend of romanticism and realism. In a work such as The River Colwyn, North Wales from 1872, for example, the artist has presented a panoramic view of the rugged Welsh mountains surrounding the river, but he also concentrates on the texture in the grass and rock as well as the flickering light on the water and clouds. The meteorological accuracy of the sky alone would suggest the influence of John Constable, and certainly the work of both Constable and J. M. W. Turner would have been inspiring for any promising landscape painter in Britain at the time. However, these two extraordinary predecessors were also overwhelming; their contributions to the development of landscape painting was undisputed, and their work provided the stimulus for several generations to come - both in England and on the continent.

As de Breanski went about the process of establishing his own career, he sought to find his own expression within the broadly defined boundaries established by his aesthetic forebears.

Like his Realist colleagues in France, he was fascinated by the texture of rock and earth and foliage, focusing attention on the minute details of a particular plant or craggy outcropping. In contrast, however, he remained firmly committed to the importance of a romantic pantheism in which the natural world itself encourages spiritual reflections, albeit not necessarily religious lessons. The undated Highland Loch with Angler and Cattle illustrates this point; the impressively detailed Highlands are swathed with clouds that seem to change even as the viewer observes the scene, progressing from sunlit white puffs to low-lying streaks of charcoal that threaten to drop rain at any moment. At the lake below, the cattle continue to drink despite the impending storm while the fisherman watches calmly from shore. Further, the range of color - and the juxtaposition of pure colors - hints that de Breanski may have been aware of Impressionist color experiments. Yet the image is moody and subjective, akin to the English Romantic painters of the early nineteenth century who sought out landscapes untouched by industrialization.

In 1873, just after his Royal Academy debut, de Breanski married Annie Roberts, a Welsh painter in her own right, whom he met on his travels through Wales. Predictably, almost nothing is known about Roberts artwork, although she undoubtedly supported her husbandâ??s efforts whole-heartedly. They raised a family of seven children, including Alfred, Jr. and Arthur who also became painters. The family connection to Wales, as well as his affection for the rugged landscapes he found there, encouraged de Breanski to exhibit his work at the Royal Cambrian Academy in addition to his London venues. He was not alone in his enthusiasm for the mountainous region of North Wales, and by 1881 a group of artists banded together to form a new â??academyâ?� where they could exhibit their work and promote the visual arts in Wales. Queen Victoria officially recognized the group in 1882, thus adding royal to the organization's name. Over the next twenty years, the Royal Cambrian Academy expanded its exhibition schedule, as well as its membership, eventually settling in Conwy where it remains today.

Back in London, de Breanski routinely showed his painting at both the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, an alternative group chartered in 1887. He also exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, founded in 1882. As its name implies, the only artwork on display here was oil painting, but the organization attracted a variety of artists at its annual exhibitions, including de Breanskiâ??s contemporaries, Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Walter Sickert as well as the French artists, Henri Fantin-Latour and Auguste Rodin.

With his career well established by the 1880s, de Breanski settled into life in the eastern suburbs of London, and continued to travel regularly to Scotland and Wales, developing his own unique expression of these still remote locales. Less well known are de Breanskiâ??s landscapes of the Thames River where he kept a houseboat. His 1881 painting, Henley Regatta, offers a modernist perspective on this traditional five-day rowing competition, again with strong suggestions that he was very much aware of the painting then current in Paris. Like the boating images of Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet or Mary Cassatt, this composition positions the viewer above the action - perhaps on a bridge - where the foreground is cut off as it might have been in a photograph. Similarly, the use of unadulterated colors, and the play of flickering light on the water mirror the techniques that Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir pioneered at La Grenouille in 1869. Despite the lack of recorded documentation of trips to Paris, de Breanskiâ??s work evidences detailed knowledge of the Impressionistâ??s work, a fact that only underscores his wide-ranging awareness of the aesthetic innovations in the late nineteenth century.

Both prolific and distinguished, de Breanski exhibited at the Royal Academy until 1918 when he seems to have retired from public life. He died ten years later in London at age 66.


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          • Alfred De Breanski Sr (British, 1852-1928) Oil on Canvas Ca. 1880-1900, "A River in the Cairngorms, Scotland", H 20" W 30"
            Jun. 14, 2024

            Alfred De Breanski Sr (British, 1852-1928) Oil on Canvas Ca. 1880-1900, "A River in the Cairngorms, Scotland", H 20" W 30"

            Est: $2,000 - $4,000

            Signed lower right. Depicting a Cairngorms mountain range stream. Provenance: Purchased 5/18/09 DuMouchelles #2003 by a Windsor, ON private collector. Property from a Metamora, MI private collector.

            DuMouchelles
          • pAlfred De Breanski (British, 1852-1928), Cattle at a Loch, oil on canvas, signed lower right "Alfred Breanski", image:&...
            Jun. 12, 2024

            pAlfred De Breanski (British, 1852-1928), Cattle at a Loch, oil on canvas, signed lower right "Alfred Breanski", image:&...

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            Alfred De Breanski (British, 1852-1928), Cattle at a Loch, oil on canvas, signed lower right "Alfred Breanski", image: 20"h x 30"w (50.80 x 76.20 cm), overall (with frame): 24"h x 34"w (60.96 x 86.36 cm) Condition: Two small repairs were made to the canvas, with associated paint restoration. UV examination reveals a couple of tiny spots of restoration elsewhere. Slightly soiled, moderate craquelure. Frame is not guaranteed.

            Clars Auctions
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI (BRITISH 1852-1928), THE THAMES AT QUARRY WOOD
            Jun. 12, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI (BRITISH 1852-1928), THE THAMES AT QUARRY WOOD

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI (BRITISH 1852-1928)THE THAMES AT QUARRY WOODOil on canvasSigned (lower left)69.5 x 105.5cm (27¼ x 41½ in.)

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928)
            Jun. 06, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928)

            Est: £1,000 - £1,500

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928) SUNRISE NEAR DUNKELD Signed, signed and inscribed verso, oil on canvas  25.5cm x 33cm (10in x 13in)

            Lyon & Turnbull
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI, (1858 - 1928), Thames Ditton Evening, oil on canvas, 49 x 76 cm. (19.2 x 29.9 in.), frame: 70 x 96 x 6 cm. (27.5 x 37.8 x 2.3 in.)
            May. 29, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI, (1858 - 1928), Thames Ditton Evening, oil on canvas, 49 x 76 cm. (19.2 x 29.9 in.), frame: 70 x 96 x 6 cm. (27.5 x 37.8 x 2.3 in.)

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI (1858 - 1928) Thames Ditton Evening oil on canvas signed lower right

            Lawsons
          • Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) 'The Vale of Nevis'
            May. 15, 2024

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) 'The Vale of Nevis'

            Est: £2,500 - £3,500

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) 'The Vale of Nevis' signed 'Alfred de Breanski' (lower right), titled and signed 'Alfred de Breanski Senr' (verso) oil on canvas 41 x 61cm (16 1/8 x 24in).

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) A glen at sunset
            May. 15, 2024

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) A glen at sunset

            Est: £3,000 - £5,000

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) A glen at sunset signed 'Alfred de Breanski' (lower left) oil on canvas 51 x 76.5cm (20 1/16 x 30 1/8in).

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Breanski, Untitled (Pastoral Landscape)
            May. 08, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski, Untitled (Pastoral Landscape)

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852 - 1928) Untitled (Pastoral Landscape) oil on canvas initialed lower left: AB

            Santa Fe Art Auction
          • Alfred de Breanski D. Ä. (1852 Greenwich/London – London 1928) – Precipice Walk (Snowdonia)
            May. 08, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski D. Ä. (1852 Greenwich/London – London 1928) – Precipice Walk (Snowdonia)

            Est: €1,200 - €1,500

            Öl auf Leinwand. 33 x 44,5 cm. Signiert unten links. Verso bezeichnet „Alfred. de Breanski“ sowie ortsbezeichnet „View of the Precipice Walk. Dolgelly (Dolgellau)“. Verso auf der Leinwand Stempel des Londoner Künstlerbedarfs Winsor & Newton. Gerahmt. Die Bildkanten rahmungsbedingt leicht berieben und minimal nachgedunkelt. In schöner Erhaltung. Taxation: differenzbesteuert (VAT: Margin Scheme)

            Karl & Faber
          • Alfred de Breanski D. Ä. (1852 Greenwich/London – London 1928) – Blick von Friars Crag auf Derwent Water (Cumbria)
            May. 08, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski D. Ä. (1852 Greenwich/London – London 1928) – Blick von Friars Crag auf Derwent Water (Cumbria)

            Est: €1,500 - €1,800

            Öl auf Leinwand. 33 x 44,5 cm. Signiert unten links. Verso bezeichnet „Alfred. de Breanski“ sowie ortsbezeichnet „Derwentwater from Friar's Craig (sic)“. Gerahmt. Die Bildkanten rahmungsbedingt leicht berieben und minimal nachgedunkelt. In schöner Erhaltung. Taxation: differenzbesteuert (VAT: Margin Scheme)

            Karl & Faber
          • Alfred De Breanski, Sr. (1852 - 1928) Signed Cow Grazing Bucolic English Sunset Landscape Painting
            May. 05, 2024

            Alfred De Breanski, Sr. (1852 - 1928) Signed Cow Grazing Bucolic English Sunset Landscape Painting

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            Antique English oil painting by Alfred De Breanski, Sr. (1852 - 1928). Oil on canvas. Signed. Framed. Please see all images for condition. Size is measured and written on the back of the painting. The first size is the overall size, the second size is the image size. For detailed condition questions please text 617-835-2496.

            Curated Gallery Auctions
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI, (1858 - 1928), Thames Ditton Evening, oil on canvas, 49 x 76 cm. (19.2 x 29.9 in.), frame: 70 x 96 x 6 cm. (27.5 x 37.8 x 2.3 in.)
            May. 05, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI, (1858 - 1928), Thames Ditton Evening, oil on canvas, 49 x 76 cm. (19.2 x 29.9 in.), frame: 70 x 96 x 6 cm. (27.5 x 37.8 x 2.3 in.)

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI (1858 - 1928) Thames Ditton Evening oil on canvas signed lower right

            Lawsons
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS AT TWILIGHT OIL ON CANVAS
            Apr. 30, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS AT TWILIGHT OIL ON CANVAS

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            Alfred De Breanski Sr. (English 1831 - 1875) Scottish Highlands At Twilight Oil on canvas Signed lower right corner Canvas measuring H 20 W 30 in On carved wooden and gilt frame, measuring  Provenance: Kornye Fine Art and Antiques, private collector

            Dallas Auction Gallery
          • Alfred de Breanski I. Rushing Waterfall, oil
            Apr. 06, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski I. Rushing Waterfall, oil

            Est: $5,000 - $7,000

            (British, 1852-1928). Oil on canvas, signed and dated "Alfred de Breanski, 1874" lr, 30 x 50 in., framed size: 36 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches.

            Alex Cooper
          • Alfred De Breanski Swynant Valley Landscape
            Mar. 24, 2024

            Alfred De Breanski Swynant Valley Landscape

            Est: $800 - $1,200

            DE BREANSKI, Alfred, (British, 1852-1928): Sywnant Valley mountainous landscape, Oil/Board, signed, titled and dated '85 lower right, inscribed verso "No. 11. Swynant Valley (a sketch from nature), Alfred De Breanski, Arno Cotte, Greenwich" and older label, 10" x 13.75", framed 13.5" x 17.25". Condition: Scattered inpaint.

            Amero Auctions
          • Alfred De Breanski Sr (UK,1852-1928) oil painting antique
            Mar. 17, 2024

            Alfred De Breanski Sr (UK,1852-1928) oil painting antique

            Est: $4,000 - $5,250

            ARTIST: Alfred De Breanski Sr (United Kingdom, 1852 - 1928) TITLE: Landscape - Burnham Beeches MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One small patch. Relined. Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). Some craquelure. Some small scattered inpaintings. ART SIZE: 19 x 33 inches / 48 x 83 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right NAME VARIANTS: Alfred de Branski, Alfred Breansky CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127855 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Alfred de Breanski Sr. was a British landscape painter, best known for his idyllic yet realistic depictions of rural Wales and Scotland. Through his close attention paid to the manifold textures, light, and coloristic qualities of each particular landscape, it is evident that de Breanski was deeply influenced by the work of John Constable. He also drew much inspiration from the dramatic nature of the Scottish countryside, such as the Highlands, which are noted for their desolate beauty and spectacular scenery. Born in 1852 in Greenwich, England, he went on to exhibit his works at the Royal Academy in London from 1872 until 1918. Today, his works are in the collections of the Southampton City Art Gallery, the Lang Art Gallery, and the Brighton & Hove Museums. De Breanski died in 1928 in London, England.

            Broward Auction Gallery LLC
          • Alfred de Bréanski, Snr (British, 1852-1928) A Scottish loch and mountains on a cloudy day
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Alfred de Bréanski, Snr (British, 1852-1928) A Scottish loch and mountains on a cloudy day

            Est: £2,500 - £3,500

            Alfred de Bréanski, Snr (British, 1852-1928) A Scottish loch and mountains on a cloudy day signed 'Alfred. de Bréanski' (lower left) oil on canvas 160 x 91cm (63 x 35 13/16in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) Duneraggan
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) Duneraggan

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) Duneraggan signed 'Alfred.de.Bréanski' (lower right) oil on canvas 52 x 77cm (20 1/2 x 30 5/16in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) Dunkeld at sunset
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) Dunkeld at sunset

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) Dunkeld at sunset signed 'Alfred.de.Bréanski' (lower left) oil on canvas 52 x 77cm (20 1/2 x 30 5/16in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Bréanski, Snr (British, 1852-1928) The River Dee
            Mar. 13, 2024

            Alfred de Bréanski, Snr (British, 1852-1928) The River Dee

            Est: £1,500 - £2,500

            Alfred de Bréanski, Snr (British, 1852-1928) The River Dee signed 'Alfred. de Bréanski ' (lower right) oil on canvas 51 x 76cm (20 1/16 x 29 15/16in). ~For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),
            Mar. 07, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),

            Est: £1,500 - £2,000

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928), a Highland Loch landscape with cattle watering and a figure with a dog and cattle on a path to the right, signed l.l., oil on canvas, 50 by 75cm, gilt frame. Provenance: with Haynes Fine Art, Broadway

            Kinghams Auctioneers
          • Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),
            Mar. 07, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928), Fishing on the Dee, signed l.r., titled verso, oil on canvas, 40 by 60cm, gilt frame

            Kinghams Auctioneers
          • Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),
            Mar. 07, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),

            Est: £800 - £1,200

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928), a Highland Loch landscape with sheep and cattle watering, signed with monogram and dated 1870 l.l., oil on canvas, 30 by 50cm, gilt frame

            Kinghams Auctioneers
          • Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),
            Mar. 07, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928),

            Est: £1,500 - £2,000

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928), A Highland Loch landscape with a shepherd watching his flock; a Highland Loch landscape with cattle, a pair, both signed with monogram and dated 1871, oil on canvas, 30 by 50cm, gilt frames (2)

            Kinghams Auctioneers
          • ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Sunset in the Highlands oil on canvas 60 x 90cm (framed 89 x 119cm)
            Mar. 05, 2024

            ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Sunset in the Highlands oil on canvas 60 x 90cm (framed 89 x 119cm)

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Sunset in the Highlands oil on canvas signed lower left: Alfred. de Bréanski 60 x 90cm (framed 89 x 119cm) PROVENANCE: Subarna, Barcelona, 15 October 2020, lot 740 Private collection, Sydney

            Leonard Joel
          • ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Lochearnhead oil on canvas 60 x 90cm (framed 87 x 118cm)
            Mar. 05, 2024

            ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Lochearnhead oil on canvas 60 x 90cm (framed 87 x 118cm)

            Est: $4,000 - $6,000

            ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Lochearnhead oil on canvas signed lower left: Alfred. de Bréanski signed and titled verso: "Lochearnhead" N.B / Alfred. de Bréanski. Snr 60 x 90cm (framed 87 x 118cm) PROVENANCE: The Marcus Gallery, Cape Town 5th Avenue Auctioneers, Randburg, South Africa and International Art, 5 September 2021, lot 340

            Leonard Joel
          • ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Evening on the River Thames oil on canvas 50 x 75cm (framed 70 x 95cm)
            Mar. 05, 2024

            ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Evening on the River Thames oil on canvas 50 x 75cm (framed 70 x 95cm)

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            ALFRED DE BRÉANSKI SR (British, 1852-1928) Evening on the River Thames oil on canvas signed lower right: Alfred. de Bréanski titled verso 50 x 75cm (framed 70 x 95cm)

            Leonard Joel
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1825-1928), LANDSCAPE AT SUNSET
            Feb. 21, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1825-1928), LANDSCAPE AT SUNSET

            Est: £4,000 - £6,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1825-1928)LANDSCAPE AT SUNSETOil on canvasSigned (lower left)59.5 x 89cm (23¼ x 35 in.)Provenance:Harrods, circa 1958, where purchased by the present owners father

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1825-1928)BLEA TARN
            Feb. 21, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1825-1928)BLEA TARN

            Est: £4,000 - £6,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1825-1928)BLEA TARN, WESTMORELANDOil on canvasSigned (lower left); further signed and titled (verso) 59.5 x 89cm (23¼ x 35 in.)Provenance:Harrods, circa 1958, where purchased by the present owners fatherBlea Tarn is situated in the Lake District in a hanging valley between Little and Great Langdale west of Ambleside. Wordsworth immortalised it in his poem The Excursion as the home of the solitary.

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928), THE UPPER FALLS OF THE CLYDE
            Feb. 21, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928), THE UPPER FALLS OF THE CLYDE

            Est: £3,000 - £5,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928)THE UPPER FALLS OF THE CLYDE Oil on canvasSigned (lower left)49.5 x 75cm (19¼ x 29½ in.)

            Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI (BRITISH 1852-1928) THE DROVE ROAD - 1880
            Feb. 13, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI (BRITISH 1852-1928) THE DROVE ROAD - 1880

            Est: £400 - £600

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR THE DROVE ROAD - 1880 Signed and dated lower left, watercolour 1852 45cm x 72cm (17.75in x 28.25in)

            Lyon & Turnbull
          • Alfred de Breanski Old English Painting
            Jan. 31, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski Old English Painting

            Est: $1,000 - $2,000

            Alfred de Breanski, U.K. (1852-1928). Known for landscapes of England, Scotland & Wales, this oil on canvas is mounted in decorative gilt frame and signed lower right. Measures 44"W x 34.5"H framed; 33"H x 23.5"W visual. Condition: good condition, please see all photos. Contact AAG for more detailed information if needed. AAG is not responsible for any errors or omissions to any lots. All sales are final and sold as is. This lot cannot be shipped in house. For an instant guaranteed third party shipping quote through Quality Packing and Shipping visit: https://www.qualitypackship.com/abington-copy-1 or contact our other third party shippers.

            Abington Auction Gallery
          • Alfred De Breanski, Sr. (1852 - 1928) American
            Jan. 30, 2024

            Alfred De Breanski, Sr. (1852 - 1928) American

            Est: $2,500 - $4,500

            Alfred De Breanski, Sr. (1852 - 1928) Oil on canvas, Signed Lower Right, Measures (18 x 28 inches) w/frame (28 x 38 inches) Born in London into a family of artists and living much of his life in Greenwich, Alfred De Breanski, Sr., was a well known landscape painter of Welsh and Scottish scenes, especially lochs in the highlands at sunset, bathed in light. Often his paintings had water and sheep or cattle grazing and perhaps a solitary figure in the distance. Later in his career, he painted views of the Thames as well as one of Windsor Castle. In 1880, he began spending much time in London where he was a Freeman of the City of London. He was married to Annie Roberts, a noted Welsh artist whom he met on painting trips to Wales. The couple had seven children including two sons, Gustave and Alfred who also became known for their landscape paintings. De Breanski began exhibiting at the Royal Academy in London in 1869, and he also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists Suffolk Street and the New Watercolor Society.

            Cutler Bay Auctions
          • Alfred de Breanski I. Rushing Waterfall, oil
            Jan. 27, 2024

            Alfred de Breanski I. Rushing Waterfall, oil

            Est: $6,000 - $8,000

            (British, 1852-1928). Oil on canvas, signed and dated "Alfred de Breanski, 1874" lr, 30 x 50 in., framed size: 36 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches.

            Alex Cooper
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SR. (England/Scotland, 1852-1928), Cattle at a loch., Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 24” x 34”.
            Jan. 26, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SR. (England/Scotland, 1852-1928), Cattle at a loch., Oil on canvas, 20” x 30”. Framed 24” x 34”.

            Est: $3,000 - $5,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SR. England/Scotland, 1852-1928 Cattle at a loch. Signed lower right "Alfred Breanski".

            Eldred's
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI JNR A PAIR OF OILS ON CANVAS
            Jan. 24, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI JNR A PAIR OF OILS ON CANVAS

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI JNR A PAIR OF OILS ON CANVAS Inscribed on reverse 'On a Dutch Canal' and 'Evening in Bruges' both signed. Cream highlighted moulded gilt frames. (50cm high 75cm wide)

            Hutchinson Scott Limited
          • DUTCH SCHOOL PAINTING INTERIOR OF A STABLE
            Jan. 21, 2024

            DUTCH SCHOOL PAINTING INTERIOR OF A STABLE

            Est: $400 - $600

            Framed oil on panel painting, The Interior of a Stable, in the manner of Philips Wouwerman (Dutch, 1619-1668), sight: approx 8"h, 6"w, overall: 14.5"h, 12.25"w, 3.75lbs **Provenance: From a private Austin, Texas collection** Start Price: $200.00

            Austin Auction Gallery
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SR. (1852-1928) SCOTTISH LOCH
            Jan. 21, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI, SR. (1852-1928) SCOTTISH LOCH

            Est: $2,000 - $3,000

            Framed oil on canvas painting, "The Head of Loch Katrine," signed lower right Alfred De Breanski (Alfred De Breanski, Sr., British, 1852-1928), titled on back of canvas, label verso for Ernest T.H. Bennett Fine Art Dealer, London, sight: approx 9 3/8"h, 13.5"w, overall: 17.5"h, 21.5"w, 6.25lbs **Provenance: From a private Austin, Texas collection** Start Price: $1,000.00

            Austin Auction Gallery
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SNR (BRITISH 1852-1928)
            Jan. 17, 2024

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SNR (BRITISH 1852-1928)

            Est: £1,000 - £2,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SNR (BRITISH 1852-1928) ALFRED DE BREANSKI SNR (BRITISH 1852-1928) Loch Eck signed 'Alfred de Breanski' (lower left) oil on canvas 49 x 74.5 cm Alfred de Breanski was a British painter best known for his landscapes of Scottish, Welsh and English scenes. Notably, some of his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy.

            Chiswick Auctions
          • Alfred De Breanski Sr (UK,1852-1928) oil painting antique
            Jan. 07, 2024

            Alfred De Breanski Sr (UK,1852-1928) oil painting antique

            Est: $4,000 - $5,250

            ARTIST: Alfred De Breanski Sr (United Kingdom, 1852 - 1928) TITLE: Landscape - Burnham Beeches MEDIUM: oil on canvas CONDITION: One small patch. Relined. Some paint losses (see pictures carefully). Some craquelure. Some small scattered inpaintings. ART SIZE: 19 x 33 inches / 48 x 83 cm FRAME SIZE: unframed (In-House framing available) SIGNATURE: lower right NAME VARIANTS: Alfred de Branski, Alfred Breansky CATEGORY: old antique vintage painting for auction sale online AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 127855 US Shipping $90 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: Alfred de Breanski Sr. was a British landscape painter, best known for his idyllic yet realistic depictions of rural Wales and Scotland. Through his close attention paid to the manifold textures, light, and coloristic qualities of each particular landscape, it is evident that de Breanski was deeply influenced by the work of John Constable. He also drew much inspiration from the dramatic nature of the Scottish countryside, such as the Highlands, which are noted for their desolate beauty and spectacular scenery. Born in 1852 in Greenwich, England, he went on to exhibit his works at the Royal Academy in London from 1872 until 1918. Today, his works are in the collections of the Southampton City Art Gallery, the Lang Art Gallery, and the Brighton & Hove Museums. De Breanski died in 1928 in London, England.

            Broward Auction Gallery LLC
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928) BEN-AN AT SUNRISE
            Dec. 07, 2023

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928) BEN-AN AT SUNRISE

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (BRITISH 1852-1928) BEN-AN AT SUNRISE Signed, oil on canvas (51cm x 76cm (20in x 30in)) Provenance: Haynes Fine Art, Broadway, cat.no.5598

            Lyon & Turnbull
          • ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (1852-1928) A SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE WITH HIGHLAND CATTLE, THE RIVER TURK, TROSSACHS
            Dec. 06, 2023

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (1852-1928) A SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE WITH HIGHLAND CATTLE, THE RIVER TURK, TROSSACHS

            Est: £6,000 - £8,000

            ALFRED DE BREANSKI SENIOR (1852-1928) A SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE WITH HIGHLAND CATTLE, THE RIVER TURK, TROSSACHS Signed and signed,inscribed verso "The River Turk Alfred De Breanski Snr" (A fine example of the artist's work from a private collection). Oil on canvas (51cm x 76cm)

            Elstob Auctioneers
          • ALFRED I DE BREANSKI (1852-1928)
            Dec. 05, 2023

            ALFRED I DE BREANSKI (1852-1928)

            Est: €1,200 - €1,500

            Loch Lomond (Scotland). Oil on canvas. Signed 'A. I. De Breanski'. Description FR Loch Lomond (Ecosse). Huile sur toile. Signée 'A. I. De Breanski'. Indication au crayon du lieu sur le châssis. Beschrijving NL Loch Lomond (Schotland). Olie op doek. Getekend 'A. I. De Breanski'. Plaatsaanduiding in potlood op spieraam.

            Bernaerts Auctioneers
          • Alfred De Breanski Snr (1852-1928), Head of Loch Lubnaig, signed oil on canvas, 59 cm x 89 cm, framed 77 cm x 106 cm.
            Nov. 30, 2023

            Alfred De Breanski Snr (1852-1928), Head of Loch Lubnaig, signed oil on canvas, 59 cm x 89 cm, framed 77 cm x 106 cm.

            Est: £2,500 - £3,500

            Alfred De Breanski Snr (1852-1928), Head of Loch Lubnaig, signed oil on canvas, 59 cm x 89 cm, framed 77 cm x 106 cm.

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • Alfred De Breanski Snr (1852-1928), At the foot of the Trossachs, signed oil on canvas, 60 cm x 90 cm, framed 75 cm x 105 cm.
            Nov. 30, 2023

            Alfred De Breanski Snr (1852-1928), At the foot of the Trossachs, signed oil on canvas, 60 cm x 90 cm, framed 75 cm x 105 cm.

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Alfred De Breanski Snr (1852-1928), At the foot of the Trossachs, signed oil on canvas, 60 cm x 90 cm, framed 75 cm x 105 cm. Canvas has been relined

            Dawsons Auctioneers
          • Alfred de Breanski Snr. (1852-1928) Highland cattle by a loch
            Nov. 15, 2023

            Alfred de Breanski Snr. (1852-1928) Highland cattle by a loch

            Est: £2,000 - £3,000

            Alfred de Breanski Snr. (1852-1928) Highland cattle by a loch signed 'Alfred de Breanski' (lower left); further signed and dated 'Alfred de Breanski, 1882' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 41 x 66cm (16 1/8 x 26in).

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) The Brander Valley
            Nov. 15, 2023

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) The Brander Valley

            Est: £6,000 - £8,000

            Alfred de Bréanski RBA (British, 1852-1928) The Brander Valley signed 'Alfred.de Bréanski' (lower right) oil on canvas 77 x 128cm (30 5/16 x 50 3/8in).

            Bonhams
          • Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928) Oil On Canvas
            Nov. 05, 2023

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928) Oil On Canvas

            Est: $2,000 - $2,500

            Alfred de Breanski (British, 1852-1928) Oil On Canvas. Signed lower left. As framed approximately 37.0W x 27.5H x 3.25D in. Sight approximately 29.5W x 19.5H in.

            Clark's Auction Company
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