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Mauritz Frederik Hendrik De Haas
1832-1895, American

Setting Sail in the Moonlight
1832-1895, American

This is a truly remarkable luminous scene of fishing boats under the moonlight, with several figures watching from the shore. Oil on canvas, 24 x 34 inches, 1883, signed and dated lower right. Mauritz de Haas was born in Holland and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam before emigrating to the United States in 1857. He set up a studio in New York and became well known for his atmospheric land and seascapes of the New York area as well as images of his native Holland.


Fishing Boats on the Beach at Scheveningen
1832-1895, American

Etching in sepia ink, image size 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, 1883, cat: Tyler- 26, printed on Japan paper, plate signed in reverse, l.l, pencil signed l.r.

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Mr. Peacock
1860-1947, American

Etching, 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in, pencil signed

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
1932-2009, American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left