This painting depicts a sailing ship in the foreground and two ships in the distant background, which can be seen by their running lights. The whole view is illuminated by the moon and reflections on the water. The canvas measures 9"x 12" and 13" by 16" in the wood, gilt, period frame. The artist signed the work "A Millrose" (not to be confused with Mellrose)on the lower right. There are some abrasions on the frame consistent with age as well as some separation at the corners of the frame. There is some surface grime on the canvas also consistent with age from the second half of the 19 Century.