Citadel of Cairo Fontville de Breanski Jr Orientalist Oil Painting
This oil on canvas by the Scottish painter, Alfred F. de Breanski Jr. (1877-1955), is entitled The Citadel of Cairo. Signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Canvas measures 18 by 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm). Condition is very good. The canvas was relined with wax and linen, and varnished around 1990. There are signs of inpainting in a few areas, including several points in the sky. Frame dates from the late 20th century. Provenance: Sotheby's Arcade Sale No. 1181, lot 219; Paul Whitener; Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC. The artist was the son of the noted landscape painter, Alfred de Breanski (1852-1928).