Oil on canvas: 37cm x 50cm. Frame size 52cm x 65cm. Signed ‘A De Breanski Jun’ and further signed and inscribed with title (verso). <br />
These peaceful and colorful gardens were one of the favorite locations for the Victorian artist Alfred Fontville De Breanski, jR. (1877-1957). The son and pupil of Alfred De Breansku, Sr., The well known Victorian landscape artist, Alfred Jr., like his father, often painted the mountainous landscapes of Scotland and Wales concentrating on the effects of sunlight on the highland scenery at different times of the day. His work was readily confused with that of his fathers, and he would often sign his worls A.F. De Breanski, A.F. De Breanski, Jr., or A.Fontville. It is also believed that he painted a number of still life paintings under the name Gustave Courtier. It was during the 1905-1920 period that De Breanski painted a series of beautiful English garden scenes done in a colorful, impressionistic style. The works are filled light and color and were very popular during his lifetime. Even today, they are among the most sought after works by the artist. De Breanski, Jr. exhibited several works at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Academy (RA) during his lifetime, included among these were A Cottage Garden (1907, RA), Summer (1912, RA).