One of seven children, Alfred Fonteville de Breanski Jr. was born to landscape painter Alfred de Breanski, Sr. and would become a third generation landscape painter. Developing on his father's work of dramatic Highland landscapes, Alfred became very interested in manipulating sunlight while working with a high-chroma palette. He emphasized golden light in the stead of the heavy atmospheric paintings of his father, a preference captured beautifully in the present example. In this work, a vibrant collection of garden flora and fauna are depicted in a chaotic and naturalistic landscape. A small dirt path meanders through the tall trumpets of flowers and colorful bushes on the way to a hidden bungalow. Typical of his works, it is titled verso and signed in his standard script lower right.
Measurements: 22 1/4" H x 30 1/2" W x 2 1/2" D [frame]; 16" H x 24 1/8" W [canvas]
Condition Report: Original lining; contemporary frame; spot of loss to the lower right corner; a few specks to the upper right sky; over-painting to the sky, relatively early with only mild flaring under UV examination; would benefit from being professionally conserved.
“The Garden Bungalow” English Antique Oil Painting by Alfred Fonteville de Breanski Jr.