Edward Moran (New York, Pennsylvania, 1829 – 1901) “Summer Morning, New York” Signed lower left. Oil on Canvas. Capturing the background luminosity of the rising sun, Edward Moran portrays and American naval ship preparing to anchor within the safety of New York harbor. A steam tug waits to assist her to a berth if needed, while the sails still catch the momentum-providing westerly wind. Beyond her, the light creates silhouettes of the ships still at anchor and dock toward the Brooklyn side of the bay. The visual depth and soft, yet accurate details in the paintings of Edward Moran account for his standing as one of the great marine artists. Here the brief length of the commissioning pendant atop the main mast and the shadows of the gunport lids identify the subject as a warship, along with its nautical atmospheres full of mood, and emotion keeps the demand for Moran’s best works greater than their availability.
Provenance: Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.
Sight Size: 18.5 x 15.25 in.
Overall Framed Size: 30 x 27 in.