This is a stunning painting by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967). This dramatic scene of a ship with foul weather rigging is painted in oils on canvas and measures 36 x 42 inches, painted c. 1930. It is signed by the artist in the lower right corner and comes in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C.
An atmospheric early proof by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, this scene is of the river Test outside the town of Romsey, near Southampton Bay. The image size is 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, published in 1859, state II/IV, cat: Schneiderman-23. This original etching features a very rich impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a laid type paper.