Franklin D. Briscoe, Off Dieppe
This work portrays a view of the Dieppe coast in France below a dark and brooding sky. Choppy waves aggravate a boat as it sails into the harbor. Along the left, a dense crowd of houses meets the shoreline. The white capping waves, the taut sails, and the chimney smoke veering sharply right all give a great indication of a strong gust of wind that further exemplifies the dramatic weather. Also, note the intentional highlights of red on the flag of the sailboat and the house at the harbor.
I recently purchased a Briscoe painting very similar to this scene. It is slightly different, on canvas, and larger. Did he often do paint variations?James Stevenson
I've recently gotten similar painting from my auntie, but looking at your painting. What I received seems to be just 2/3 of the painting. It's missing the beginning 1/3 where the artist signature on yours is located. Is your painting the original? Is there any other that you know of? Do you any reproduction? Or just painting/copying part of it? Mine also missing the 2 farther ships in a distance even though there's room for them. You're welcome to email me any knowledge about this painting. The frame on mine stated, " Coast of Normandy" "1879" Franklin D. Briscoe". I'm thinking of removing the frame and looking in the back to see if any signature or markings.DT
We don't have any like that in our collection, DT, but an appraiser might be able to help you identify it.Woodmere Art Museum
Is it possible or do you any paintings by Artist Franklin D. Briscoe w/out his signature except his name on the frame? I received a painting from my auntie w/out signature. It just said, "Coast of Normandy", "1879", Franklin D. Briscoe" on the bottom middle of the frame. Thank you.DT