Oil/canvas, 36 x 74 cm, lo. le. sign. Fabius Brest, on the stretcher inscribed ""Vue prise à St. Joseph environs de Marseille", some craquelure, relined. - French landscape painter, started his training at the École des Beaux Arts in Marseille under E. Loubon, continued to study in Paris under C. Troyon, since 1851 he exhibited at the Paris Salon, a four year sojourn in Constantinople augmented his repertoire. - Mus.: Paris, Marseille, Béziers u.a. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.