Heavy Surf at Sunset
1832-1895, American

This is a beautiful luminist style seascape by Mauritz Frederik Hendrik De Haas, one of the preeminent marine and landscape painters of the 19th century. Oil on canvas, 24 x 40 inches, c. 1880, signed on the lower left, in an ornate period gilt frame. Born in Holland, De Haas studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and at The Hague. At 27 years old he immigrated to the US and opened a studio in NYC. He painted exquisite marine and landscape views, and was known for his masterful ability to capture the full range of light reflecting off a stormy surf or the moon reflecting off a calm sea.


The Arts of War
1828-1899, French

Etching, image size 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, after a fresco by Sir Frederick Leighton, 1881, "Published London April 1, 1881 by The British and Foreign Artist Association" u.r., and "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1881 by Knoedler and Co. in the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington" u.l., printed l.l. "Painted by Sir Frederick Leighton, P.R.A." and "Etched by A. Gilbert" l.r., publishers blindstamp l.r. and "The Arts of War" l.r.


The Gathering Crowd
1881-1939, American

This is an original ink drawing on paper, image size 6 7/8 x 11 inches, 1933, signed and dated in the lower right corner. Hopper Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.