Updated: Nov 19, 2019
Franklin (Peleg Franklin) Brownell 1857-1946
Peleg Franklin Brownell (AKA: Franklin Brownell) was a painter and educator. He was born in Bedford, Massachusetts and died in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada where he had lived and worked since 1886. His mediums included oil, watercolor, pen and ink and pastel. His subjects were landscapes, marinescapes, beach scenes, interiors, genre, family life, urban scenes, still life and portraits. The painting locations were Ottawa and its environs (Gatineau), Quebec, Algonquin Park (Ontario), Europe, Massachusetts and the West Indies. His styles were Impressionism* and Realism. Description This portrait, most likely of an affluent family’s child, believed to have been painted in Paris during his Paris years from 1880 - 1883. Signed top left corner "F. brownell" and at the top right is either the sitters name or a town in what looks like Paris, dated Possibly "81".
Condition This piece shows noticeable craquelure and believed to have dammar varnish protecting it from further damage. This piece will need some restoration. The frame shows wear and is an old but, maybe not original to the piece. The paper backing has been removed or worn off.
Size 18” x 15” Frame 25” 22”
Acquired in 1990s from an estate sale at Saint John’s Island, Florida. Referred to estate sale by a friend, collector Neil Force.