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Painting

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.

Print

La Fourmi/The Ant
1853-1909, French

Lithograph, image size 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches, "Photogravure Goupil" l.r., "Copyright 1894 by Boussod, Valadon & Co." l.l., titled "The Ant" l.r., "G. Dubufe" u.c. This photogravure by Albert Goupil was taken from a limited edition, eight volume, folio sized set of books entitled “Art of the World,”. Published by the French art gallery Boussod, Valadon & Co. in 1893. The original painting was by Guillaume Dubufe and was originally exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the new world.

Drawing

A Sandy Beach
1872- c.1950, American

A vibrant watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches, c. 1940s, initialed lower right.