A beautiful large watercolor painting of the ocean surf, waves crashing ashore as one sailing ship just offshore cuts through the surf and several other ships can be seen in the distance on either side. The sun is either rising or setting over a thick cloud cover and its reflection can be seen along the edge of the wet sand. Signed in the lower left corner by the artist, JF Leach. It is matted and mounted under glass in a period gold painted oak frame which we believe to be from the first quarter of the 20th century. There is a business label on the back side top center of the frame that reads: from The Picture Shop Inc Sixty Five Bromfield Street Boston. Written in a small box at the bottom of the label is 01476. This painting measures 13.25 by 27.50 inches art sight size, 19.25 by 33.50 inches matte and glass size, 25.25 by 39.50 inches framed. Paintings condition appears good with no visible damage.