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This painting shows how Salters Boat looked in the early 20th Century. The Henley was constructed in 1897 and worked until 1978 and was owned by the Salter Brothers. The hull was originally painted green and changed to red at a later date. The red roofed building exists today (2014). What is the name of the white boat next to the Henley and the boat to the left hand side? Who is the figure in the foreground? Alfred de Breanski lived on a house boat and travelled up and down the Thames looking for riverside towns and places of interest to paint. There may be a record of Alfred in the old files at Salters Boat Yard.
This oil painting was used by Robert Mitchell during his gallery talks about conservation, restoration and framing. The gold "English Swept" frame was made in the Mitchell Studio Gallery, Classic frame studio.
Born in Greenwich (London) in 1852, the eldest son of Leopold de Breanski, Alfred de Breanski became famous for his paintings of British landscapes starting at a very young age. Alfred De Breanski Snr, and his son Alfred De Breanski Jr, (1877-1957) were London artists who painted Welsh & Scottish mountain scenes. Their landscapes, filled with light and colour, often feature the sunlight radiating from within - creating a warm and peaceful feeling. This family continued the traditions of Victorian landscape art well into the 20th century. Alfred Snr’s prolific output included well known Thames Towns and view points, painting stunning views along the River Thames. He lived and travelled on a house boat constantly looking for new places to paint. Alfred is renowned for spectacular paintings of the Scottish Highland’s and Lochs at sunset. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (48) between 1872 and 1890, and also at the Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street.
|Height||16.00 inch||(40.64 cm)|
|Width||22.00 inch||(55.88 cm)|
|External Height||24.00 inch||(60.96 cm)|
|External Width||30.00 inch||(76.20 cm)|
Mitchell Studio Gallery
258 Station Road