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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

Cutty Sark
1879-1967, American

This highly detailed painting of the clipper ship "Cutty Sark" is by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). An oil on canvas created around 1930, it measures 30 x 40 inches and is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This ship was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, holding the record time from Australia to Britain for a period of ten years. The name refers to the witch "Nannie Dee" in Robert Burns 1791 poem "Tam o'Shanter" and she is represented as the ships figurehead in a white "cutty sark" or short nightgown.

Print

A Beggar
1860-1938, English

etching, 4 1/2x7 1/2, plate signed

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing with two images, image sizes 4 3/8 x 5 and 5 x 6 1/8 inches.