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Francis Augustus Silva (1835 - 1886)

Lot 1172: FRANCIS AUGUSTUS SILVA (American, 1835-1886) EVENING SAIL IN NEW YORK HARBOR

James D. Julia

August 27, 2004
Fairfield, ME, US

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Description

Outstanding oil on wood panel scene shows several single mast sailboats sailing right to left along with two large riverboats on tranquil water. A forest of large ship's masts are seen on right side, several having lights. The colorful sky changes from light yellow to bright orange. A crescent moon is seen with only scattered clouds. Signed lower right "F. A. Silva". Housed in a black and gold Eastlake design frame.

Dimensions

7" x 17-3/4".

Condition Report

Very good.

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