signed Warren Sheppard and dated 1887, l.r.
oil on canvas
Condition Note: Lined canvas. The surface is very pressed with pressed craquelure throughout; there are numerous spots of retouching in the sky which are visible with the naked eye, most notable a larger area near the upper left edge and in the upper right quadrant, which appears to be a round repair; clean varnish. Under UV light: thick, possibly masking varnish; some major retouches are visible, other are not; more inpainting along the edges, at lower left corner and on the smaller boat.
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