Early 20th-Century Alfred de Brianski Jr. Oil Painting
My family came over from Scotland, and this is a picture of Loch Lomond in Scotland. And I think it reminded them of their home.
There was Alfred de Breanski Sr., Alfred de Breanski Jr. Now, it's generally recognized that Alfred de Breanski Sr. was the greater of the two artists.
And I probably don't have him, then, right?
Well... (laughing) No, actually. This is Junior. Alfred Jr. had a very similar style to his father and chose similar subjects, but there is quite a price differential between the two of them.
For a de Breanski Sr., with the mist descending, the sun hitting the water at the side of the mountain in Scotland... those are in great demand, and those will make $30,000, $40,000, $50,000.
Now, sorry to say, Junior is nowhere in that league. And for a piece like this, I would expect it to fetch somewhere in the $3,000-to-$5,000 range at auction.
Oh, that's fine. I love the picture.
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