A large oil on board seascape (circa 1880-1890) by Harrington Fitzgerald (1847-1930). Rarely does one of Fitzgerald’s earlier paintings, reflecting the influence of his teacher, George W. Nicholson, comes to market (most of his paintings reflect the influence of his European teachers). Acquired directly from the Fitzgerald Estate, David Fulmer Keeley of Philadelphia authenticated this painting in Dec of 1950. COA is attached to the back of the painting. Fitzgerald paintings are among the collections of several museums including a seascape on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, Luce Foundation Center.
This painting depicts a powerful seascape with a storm clouded sky. A lone seagull hovers over the surf, high cliffs with a flock of gulls are to the right, some sailing vessels are in the distance, and boulders are in the foreground. In excellent condition, framed size is 43.5” x 32.5”, sight size is 26” x 37”.