Lot 23
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Germain Fabius Brest

60,000 - 80,000 GBP
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  • Germain Fabius Brest
  • On the Bosphorus
  • signed F. Brest lower left
  • oil on canvas
  • 117 by 89cm., 46 by 35in.

Catalogue Note

Encouraged by his teacher in Marseille, Emile Loubon, Fabius Brest spent four years, from 1855 until 1859, living in Turkey, recording in a series of paintings views of Constantinople, the surrounding countryside, and the Black Sea coast. The time he spent there continued to inspire his work for the rest of his career, and provided the subjects for many of his Salon submissions throughout the 1860s and 1870s.