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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