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.
Lithograph with hand coloring, image size 19 x 26 3/4 inches, 1857, inscribed in type l.l. "painted by A F Tait on stone by Ch Parsons", l.r. "Lith by Currier and Ives", titled, "American Field Sports - Retrieving". This print has a repaired tear on lower border and a few spots of touch up on the image, with borders of 1/2 an inch on three sides, more on the bottom.