I found this one the coast of New Hampshire just yesterday, and would guess it has not very travelled far-- probably painted somewhere between there and Maine in the late 19th century. It's about as atmospheric as it gets--a vertical slice of rough sea and cloud covered sky, with the blocked sun illuminating pastel shades from lavender to pale blue to greenish-gold, and with the trail of fluttering seagulls seeming very an extension of the sea itself. Soft and moody and with the age of the uncleaned painting contributing to that moodiness, with some wear around the edges, a little craquelure here and there, and a couple of small tears to canvas, one patched from behind. Lovely.
12 1/8" x 8 1/8". Uncleaned, with some wear around the edges, a little craquelure here and there, and a couple of small tears to canvas, one patched from behind. The top center nail pinning the canvas to the stretcher is gone, easily replaced (i can do if you like.)