Desire Thomassin (Vienna 1858-Munich 1933)
”Fishermen on the beach”, oil on canvas 40,95 x 52.76 inches (with frame). Desire Thomassin signed the painting on the lower right.
The artist captures a very atmospheric scene with multiple figures, horses, boats and carriages.
The returning fishermen are unloading their catch. Women are packing it in baskets and are loading it on horses or carriages.
Desire Thomassin was born on 11 February 1858 in Vienna (Austria). His father was the charge d’affaires of the Duchy of Parma in Vienna, his mother was from Regensburg. After the death of the father in 1867 the remaining family moved to Regensburg. There he finished his school and attended the local lyzeum for two terms till 1878. Then he studied music in Munich under Josef Rheinberger (composition) and Max Hieber (violin).
Desiree Thomassin mainly worked as a composer, but was not successful with his early works. For that reason he had to find a second source of income. He was a talented painter and created many pictures. He was also working for an art dealer in Munich.
Today he is better known as a painter than a composer.
His paintings are of high quality and are still sought-after today.
His topics include figural landscapes in Bavaria and coastal scenes in the Netherlands.
He always tries to capture every day life and embellishes his detailed figural scenes with very naturalistic landscapes.
The painting is in very good condition and comes with its original frame. It measures H 40.95 in. x W 52.76 in. x D 3.55 in. (H 104 cm x W 134 cm x D 9 cm). It ships from Germany and includes shipping to Boston.
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