Medium : Oil on panel Size without frame : 7.0" x 10.5" Size including frame : 14.5 x 17.5. A rare Breakspeare orientalist painting, of the Slave Market in Cairo. A popular subject of the time (if perhaps for being a plausible location to paint nude women as anything else) Breakspeare's take is charming and certainly romanticised. A gentle, relaxed, scene with the women seemingly content, musicians playing in the background, and even a kindly portrayal of the slave trader...
Signed lower left and in a fine frame. William Arthur Breakspeare RBA RBSA ROI was a British artist born in Birmingham who studied in Birmingham, Antwerp and Paris.
He concentrated on painting 18th century costume pieces but his works cover many genres including landscapes and portraits. Friends with Edwin Harris he was a founding member of the Birmingham Art Circle and spent time in Newlyn, Cornwall with other'Birmingham boys' who were establishing a colony of artists in the area. He exhibited regularly at, among others, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (34), the Royal Academy (21) and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI, 52).
Today his works can be seen in public collections including at the Ashmolean, Birmingham Museums, the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, and the Manchester Art Gallery. Ian Emmerson Paintings was established in 1975 and was incorporated in 1997.We have always specialized in 19. Century British and European fine art and, being based in Northumberland, in artists/paintings of the North East of England/Newcastle. Our website went live in 2008 and has been a crucial part of our business since then and bears the name James Alder Fine Art to reflect James' contribution to the business over many years, although he has now retired. Our gallery is situated within larger premises and looked after by Ben and his staff and is normally open 6 days a week. Paintings can be viewed in person at, and/or collected from, our Hexham gallery. We have a very experienced packing department. The picture frame is free and no responsibility f. Or transit damage is accepted.
The item "WILLIAM ARTHUR BREAKSPEARE (1856-1914)ANTIQUE OIL ORIENTALIST SLAVE MARKET CAIRO" is in sale since Saturday, August 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "abbeyfineart" and is located in HEXHAM.
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