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Inscription

lower left, TM in monogram: TMoran. / 1884.

Provenance

Frederic René Coudert [1871-1955], New York and Oyster Bay, Long Island, at least between 1912 and 1919.[1] Purchased c. 1965 at auction on Long Island by Mrs. Myrtle Gascoigne, Newcastle, Maine;[2] purchased April 1967 by her children, Nancy Gascoigne [Mrs. John T.] Richards, Alexandria, Virginia, Mrs. Robert D. Halverson, Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, and Robert W. Gascoigne, Boonton, New Jersey; purchased 1 November 1967 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1969
In Memoriam, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1969, unnumbered checklist.
1971
The Beckoning Land, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1971, no. 70.
1988
The American Seascape from John Smibert to John Marin, Mansfield Art Center, Ohio, 1988, no. 36, repro.
1989
At the Water's Edge: 19th and 20th Century American Beach Scenes, Tampa Mus. of Art; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1989-1990, unnumbered cat., repro. (shown only in Tampa).
1997
Thomas Moran, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa; Seattle Art Museum, 1997-1998, no. 66, repro.
2010
The Sea Around Us, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, 2010, no catalogue.
2013
Tracing Moran's Romanticism & Symbolism, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, 2013-2014, no catalogue.
2014
Peindre l'Amerique. Les artistes du Nouveau Monde 1830-1900, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, 2014, no. 12, repro.
Bibliography
1966
Wilkins, Thurman. Thomas Moran: Artist of the Mountains. Norman, Oklahoma, 1966.
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 82, repro.
1971
The Beckoning Land: Nature and the American Artist, A Selection of Nineteenth Century Paintings. Atlanta, 1971: 29, 90.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 199, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 136, repro.
1981
Williams, William James. A Heritage of American Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1981: 183, 184, repro. 185.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 557, no. 845, color repro.
1985
Bruhn, Thomas P. American Etching: The 1880s. Storrs, Connecticut, 1985: 34-36, 42-44.
1986
Morand, Anne, and Nancy Friese. The Prints of Thomas Moran in the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1986: 18, 44, 136.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 156, repro.
1989
At the Water's Edge: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Beach Scenes. Tampa, 1989: 58.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 237, repro.
1998
Torchia, Robert Wilson, with Deborah Chotner and Ellen G. Miles. American Paintings of the Nineteenth Century, Part II. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1998: 11-14, color repro.