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.
A very nice pencil drawing of a distant meadow viewed through a shaded grove of trees by Dexter Dawes. It measures 11 x 7 5/8 inches, on a bi-fold sheet of medium weight paper. Dawes spent many summers in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.