Sheppard, Warren W. (American  1858-1937) Oil on canvas, depicting a sunset off the New England coast (probably the Connecticut shore off Long Island Sound), signed lower left: "Warren Sheppard", circa 1900.  At the center of the painting, there is a spit of land which is possibly an island but probably a peninsula.  To the right of the land is a large mansion, to the left a barn and to the far left an outbuilding - clearly, a wonderful estate.  The water is very calm.  Left of center is what looks like a Herreshoff launch with two figures.  Beyond the launch is a white hull yawl with her mizzen sail raised and a small dory trailing behind.  There is a second blue hull yawl with a raised mizzen. Both yachts have a few figures aboard. The painting has a wonderful calm and tranquil spirit. (PA-545) Condition of painting:  The painting has been recently cleaned, relined and has a new stretcher. There is a small amount of scattered in-paint in the sky and in the water below the boats.  There is additional in-paint along the edges resulting from frame abrasion. Condition of frame:  The painting has a nineteenth century style compo frame with scallop cove and beaded liners.  The frame is a 23 karat gold leaf surface. Dimensions of painting:  16 x 22. 
Dimensions of frame:  26 x 32 1/8.
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