The paintings of Auguste Etienne François Mayer are quite difficult to find. In addition, some hit records in public sales with a peak of € 175,000 at Sotheby's in 2015 and numerous auctions between € 30,000 and € 40,000)
The painting that we propose to you was realized in 1882. The artist then has 77 years old and an intact virtuosity in the talented and minute representation of the details, it is remarkable. She is in a very good state of use.
Auguste Mayer (1805-1890)
Auguste Mayer was born Étienne François Auguste Mayer on July 5, 1805 in Brest and he died on September 22, 1890 in the same city.
He devotes himself very young to marine painting, a kind that he has not ceased to cultivate since, and obtains the authorization to make voyages on ships of the State in the East, Scandinavia, Holland, etc. . Mayer has executed a large number of paintings, which show great skill and show scrupulous care in reproducing the naval scenes with fidelity. In addition, he composes well.
He also produced many drawings, a number of which, notably illustrating Brittany, are published in Picturesque and Romantic Travels in Ancient France by Charles Nodier, Justin Taylor and Alphonse de Cayeux, a book published in 1845-1846.
His talent is recognized which allows him to participate in the show from 1824 to 1869 and obtain various awards. Knight of the legion of honor in 1839 then officer in 1867.
It is exhibited in many museums.
Canvas of 46 cm by 33 cm
Frame of 64 cm by 51 cm
Price : on request