Artwork by Frank William Brangwyn,  Unloading at a Dalmatian Port

Frank W. Brangwyn
Unloading at a Dalmatian Port

oil on board
signed with monogram lower right; titled on the reverse
12 x 17.5 ins ( 30.5 x 44.5 cms )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Price Realized $5,520.00
Sale date: November 30th 2021

Provenance:
Private Collection, UK
Cooling Galleries, Toronto
The Estate of a Prominent Canadian Collector
Exhibited:
Brighton Art Gallery, 1932
Cooling Gallery, Chicago
Cooling Gallery, Toronto, 1958
Literature:
Vincent Galloway, “Oils and Murals of Sir Frank Brangwyn RA 1867-1956”, Leigh-on-Sea, F. Lewis, 1962, no. 166
We would like to thank Dr. Libby Horner for confirming the authenticity of this lot. The painting is included in Dr. Horner’s “Frank Brangwyn Catalogue Raisonné” (no. O5333).

Dr. Horner dates the painting to the mid-1920s and describes this composition as “a gloriously coloured, energetic painting with bright orange sails, equally bright blue sky with slimy green water and shadows and the usual panoply of people clambering about with barrels.” She also notes that “Brangwyn loved boats, any shape and size, and he reveled in images of loading and unloading goods - there are at least 37 works with those words in the title and more representing the task... The vessel on the left does look rather like the bragozzi, the boats the Venetians used for fishing in the Adriatic.”

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Frank William Brangwyn
(1867 - 1956)